The growing field of digital art can significantly benefit from having unique digital representations on the blockchain. Artworks tokenized on a distributed system allow for more robust control over their ownership as well as provenance.
An NFT can become an ownership certificate for a specific piece of art. An artwork would thus be protected from frauds and would provide a verifiable provenance track. Historical price and ownership movements are easily trackable, as well.
By introducing blockchain tech to the art world, many new models can be set up, involving auction houses, appraisers or even artists directly. Furthermore, the concept of fractional ownership could introduce new secondary markets.