- The Bowie-inspired art will raise funds to support charity.
- Andrew D. Keller’s latest firm “We Love the Arts” has worked on the “Bowie on the Blockchain” project.
- Pop culture NFT releases have led to controversy among those who aren’t fond of the technology.
The David Bowie estate is set to release NFTs; however, fans aren’t fascinated.
Bowie-inspired NFTs have been made by nine visual artists. The non-fungible tokens belong to the “Bowie on the Blockchain” NFT launch and the generated funds will be donated to the non-profit organization CARE that works to fight hunger and poverty on a global level.
Artists unite to pay tribute to Bowie in NFT sale to benefit humanitarian organisation @CARE, for which @The_Real_IMAN serves 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 married Iman, a supermodel who also happens to be a worldwide advocate for CARE.
On September 13th, David Bowie’s undying influence will impact yet another new frontier as nine of the world’s leading crypto-artists come together to celebrate his legacy and put #BowieOnTheBlockchain.
Ryan Foutty, OpenSea vice president of business, shared that the phenomenal collection will put forth the most innovative NFT artists who will attract a new generation of fans towards web3.
The association of the iconic star with the blockchain tokens hasn’t been well-accepted by a number of social media users. Some users have shown support while others have asked the Bowie estate, “Don’t do this.”
Duncan Jones, Bowie’s son and a filmmaker Duncan Jones has also called NFTs “fad.”
Meanwhile, artists like Fewocious are excited about working on the NFT art to support charity.
👀👀👀 AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED here’s a sneak peak of the sculpture I made for the @DavidBowieReal Estate wearing ONE OF HIS ORIGINAL OUTFITS to benefit CARE 😭❤️ I can’t wait to show you the rest of the piece when it reveals this Thursday 💛🕺 pic.twitter.com/mJK40g1sA5— FEWOCiOUS (@fewocious) September 6, 2022
Talking about his Bowie sculpture, Fewocious said that he can’t wait to display the remaining piece.