David Bowie-themed NFT sale to be launched on OpenSea
The David Bowie-inspired ‘Bowie On The Blockchain’ project bring together original works of nine digital artists.
A new digital art project dedicated to David Bowie is set to be launched September 13 on OpenSea.
The initiative, called Bowie On The Blockchain, includes a collection of NFTs created by nine artists.
The project was born from a partnership between the Bowie Estate – which manages the legacy of the late artist – OpenSea, We Love The Arts by artist manager and creative executive Andrew D. Keller and film producer Joaquin Acrich.
The collection is described as “a first-of-its-kind multiple artist NFT sale” that will bring together original works of nine artists – Defaced, FEWOCiOUS, Glam Beckett, JAKE, Jonathan Wolfe, Lirona, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, Osinachi, Young & Sick – who have created “their own unique works to pay homage to David Bowie and its influence on their artistic and personal identities.”
100% of the profits to the Bowie Estate will benefit CARE, the leading global anti-poverty and humanitarian organization, for which his wife Iman is the first global advocate.
“David Bowie is an icon and a trailblazer in every way, and we’re honored to partner with his team to bring his legacy into web3,” said Ryan Foutty, VP of Business Development at OpenSea. “This incredible collection brings together some of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artifacts to bring a new generation of fans together in web3.”
“David Bowie’s artistry has had an indescribable impact on my life. I’m truly honored to have had the privilege of guiding this project”, said Andrew Keller, Co-Founder of We Love The Arts. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage with the Bowie Estate as well as this group of artists, all of whom I have immense respect for. I hope that this collection we have created simultaneously serves to record the ethos of Bowie On The Blockchain, as well as spotlight a wildly talented group of artists and an exciting new space for the arts”.