Introduction

Kanon was founded to establish new protocols for the art of the next 100 years. NFTs introduce not only a new market but a new artistic medium. The technology isn’t new, but the attention of the current moment is unique: what gets established now will dictate the norms for decades to come. Kanon’s first project is K21: a closed-end art vault that provides liquid exposure to a curated collection of 21 unique NFT artworks by a diverse roster of influential and pioneering contemporary, digital, and cryptonative artists. Pairing equitable profit sharing for artists and the socially relevant causes they choose to support with integrations into decentralized finance applications, K21 aligns the incentives of artists and investors to recast modes of patronage, philanthropy, curation, and custodianship.