The music legend is immortalized on the Blockchain in this new digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. art charity project. The NFTs non-fungible token, a unique non-interchangeable piece of digital content that is stored on a distributed ledger (blockchain). integrate unique Bowie “artifacts”.
- David Bowie’s NFT collection is released.
- Sales of ” Bowie on the Blockchain a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database. The basis for cryptocurrencies. “will go to charity.
- Pieces include “artifacts” unique to Bowie.
- Not all fans are happy.
One of the greatest figures of rock and music of all time is coming to the Blockchain .
The memorable career of British singer-songwriter, musician and artist David Bowie will be honoured in a new digital art charity project. The Estate of David Bowie announced this week the launch of an NFT collection called “Bowie on the Blockchain“which will pay tribute to the legacy of the late music legend.
A group of nine artists collaborate on the project together with the Web3 company,We Love the Arts,and the NFT market, OpenSea . Inspired by Bowie, the one-of-a-kind pieces will celebrate the artist’s innovation and enormous influence on music and culture, and even will incorporate ” artifacts “extracted directly from the archives of the deceased. according to the magazine Rolling Stone .
The NFT collection is for charity, as 100% of the proceeds will be donated to CARE, a non-profit organization focused on fighting world hunger and poverty. Supermodel Iman, to whom Bowie was married from 1992 until her death in 2016, serves as a global advocate for the organization.
Artists unite to pay tribute to Bowie in NFT sale to benefit humanitarian organisation @CARE , for which @The_Real_IMANserves as Global Advocate. @opensea launches #BowieOnTheBlockchain next week and has 100% of Bowie Estate proceeds going to @CARE – https://t.co/DZBEhumOKj pic.twitter.com/4mvMSbYzKN
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) September 6, 2022
Bowie on the Blockchain
Andrew Keller, co-founder ofWe Love the Artsand his partner, film producer Joaquin Acrich, commented to Rolling Stone who were inspired by Bowie’s passion for art, as well as his innovative vision to launch the project. The type of art that appealed to the Brit, as well as his efforts to support the opposite of Resistance, it is a threshold that crypto’s price doesn’t fall below. emerging artists and his ways of interacting with fans, also inspired them.
“ The more you think about what the crypto-art space really is, the more you realise how far ahead of the curve Bowie was. “Keller said. “ He also made digital art himself and what I was so excited about was the idea of making people aware of all these things that they probably don’t think about or don’t know about when they think of Bowie, and for me it really became solidifying his legacy on the blockchain and creating beautiful and meaningful art. “.
To make the pieces more exclusive, the artists were given access to a Bowie’s archive which included paintings, handwritten notes, costume sketches or set designs. made by the musician himself. Some of these elements or references to them can be found in the collection’s NFTs, according to Keller.
One of the artists involved, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot added in a statement that it has created ” his own unique takes in tribute to David Bowie and his influence on his artistic and personal identities. “.
David Bowie for me is a platonic ideal of an artist: charismatic, passionate, imaginative, magnetic, always putting art before curiosity, subversion before profit, a magician and a muse. I am amazed and always will be. David Bowie is my father.
Not everyone is happy
It is expected that “Bowie on the Blockchain“will be launched on September 13 in the market. OpenSea . However, not everyone has been enthusiastic about the initiative. On social media, some fans expressed their disagreement with the music star now being linked to the tokens of the blockchain, as collected by Decrypt .
“ How about we don’t do the NFT non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are cryptocurrencies that do not possess the property of fungibility. nonsense and just raise money for charity without using a pyramid scheme? “, wrote a user by way of criticism. “ Don’t do this. It’s an insult to man “, added other; although not all of them expressed rejection of the project and some even shared their enthusiasm.
In the past, filmmaker and Bowie’s son Duncan Jones has publicly expressed skepticism about digital collectibles. As he recalls Decrypt last year Jones bromo with the idea that the owner of the Beeple artist’s famous and very expensive NFT, “Everydays, the First 5,000 Images“, hubiese lost the piece, since he had been able to copy it and share it in a tweet without owning the property. Jones, who also rated the NFTs as a fad, has not shared his opinion on the collection in memory of his father.
In addition to the Blockchain Bowie is arriving at the Camden Music Walk of Fame in London where for the first time he will have a place alongside other British stars. Among other tributes to the artist, it was released a stamp collection to celebrate his acting career. An documentary film about Bowie also opens this year in cinemas around the world.
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Article by Hannah Estefania Perez / DiarioBitcoin
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