The Particle Foundation is a non-profit formed to house the physical works of art digitally owned by the Particle community. The donation of the art to the Particle Foundation is done to achieve a more elegant and ethical alternative than having to “burn” the physical painting, as has been done by others in the past. The difference is that the physical work of art will continue to exist and retain actual, real value. That real value is however encumbered for resale by the Particle Foundation and its bylaws, which restrict it from ever selling the physical work of art.
The reason for the donation is therefore to assure that the physical works of art are maintained, preserved, and toured internationally for the benefit of the Particle owners. The Particle Foundation holds the majority of the physical rights (economic and otherwise) to the painting in order for it to be able to perform its duties towards the Particle owners.
Via the Particle smart contract, Particle owners will grant a permanent, all-encompassing drag-along right with respect to the Art to the Particle Foundation, so that should the Particle Foundation determine that it must take actions related to the Art and its charitable
purpose it may do so without limitation from the owners.