The late English music industry icon, David Bowie intends to sell some of the first NFTs to fund an iconic humanitarian act. On September 13, the David Bowie Estate will launch “Bowie on the Blockchain” NFTs with OpenSea.
David Bowie is still known as ‘The Internet Visionary’. His most recent endeavor is to dive into NFTs.
The Bowie-inspired NFTs are a digital tribute to him. And it all started with the ‘BowieArt project’, in which nine artists created the NFTs.
We Love the Arts, a web3 venture, and film producer Joaquin Acrich also collaborated on this project. The estate’s 100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to CARE, a non-profit for which Bowie’s widow Iman serves as a Global Advocate.
When it came to choosing artists for the project, Andrew Keller, co-founder of We Love the Arts, says he was inspired by the type of art Bowie was drawn to, as well as his efforts to support emerging and lesser-known artists. FEWOCiOUS, JAKE, and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot are among the artists involved.
“There was a huge visual component to everything Bowie did, and he was a painter and an art collector. So this is about going into this space and engaging with NFT artists in their world,” Keller said.
The artists were all allowed to include some “artifacts” from the David Bowie archives.
Keller also teases a few of the NFTs, such as the FEWOCiOUS piece, which will be accompanied by an incredible, massive sculpture of Fewocious wearing one of Bowie’s suits from the archives.