The groundbreaking glam rock legend is immortalized on the blockchain.
Some of the world’s leading crypto-artists join forces together with the David Bowie Estate to bring the icon´s legacy to OpenSea on September 13. The collection is called ‘Bowie On The Blockchain’ and the effort is led by creative executive and artist manager Andrew D. Keller and Joaquin Acrich’s Web3 company, We Love The Arts.
David Bowie is one of the most influential and groundbreaking music artists to have ever lived. His legacy transcends music, significantly influencing pop culture.When revealed, the NFT sale will feature Bowie-inspired original works by FEWOCiOUS, Glam Beckett, Defaced, Jonathan Wolfe, JAKE, Lirona, PussyRiot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Osinachi, and Young & Slick.
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Bowie´s widow, Iman, is the Global Advocate of CARE- a humanitarian organization that will receive all the benefits from sales related to Bowie´s NFT Collection. This is not the first time we have seen music icons using NFTs for charity purposes, Madonna launched her ´Mother Of Creation´ NFT collection on OpenSea, made by Beeple with the proceeds from their sale going directly to initiatives supporting children.
Who are the artists behind the Bowie NFT Collection?
The upcoming collection is regarded as unique because it will be the result of a creative process involving several artists, each with their own particular style. Among some of the most known names is Victor Langlois, better known as FEWOCiOUS, a young queer digital artist using art as an alternate form of journaling and as a way to process growing up in a non-supportive household.
Another interesting name is Osinachi. He is a young successful Nigerian digital artist and the first African artist to have his work digitally auctioned as an NFT by Christie’s in Europe.
How are NFTs changing music?
Creatives and musicians have complained for years about unfair wealth distribution. NFTs can put power back into the hands of the creators, and big-name artists are already jumping on board. Eminem, Don Diablo, The Wkend, Aphex Twin, Kings of Leon, and Snoop Dogg, to name a few already premiered their own NFT collections, and the list keeps growing.
Philanthropy and music NFTs
Philanthropy via NFTs can be done in many ways. Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, who is also one of the artists involved in the Bowie NFT Collection, created the decentralized organization UkraineDAO to aid victims of the war in Ukraine.
Tolokonnikova also collaborated in Salem Ilese´s NFT drop “Crypto Boy,” as an NFT to support women’s reproductive freedom. It features her artwork on the NFT Music Marketplace Sound.xyz.
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