- David Bowie Estate has collaborated with popular NFT artists to launch Bowie on the Blockchain NFT collection.
- Proceeds from the NFT sales would go towards the humanitarian organization CARE.
- Artists involved include popular names like FEWOCiOUS and JAKE.
The David Bowie Estate has announced that on September 13, they will launch “Bowie on the Blockchain,” a sale of NFTs developed by various artists. Bowie’s wife Iman acts as a global ambassador for the humanitarian organization CARE, and the revenues from the sale on the online NFT marketplace OpenSea will go to CARE.
CARE is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations combating extreme poverty. The organization focuses on helping women, along with young girls, and offers them the resources to raise families and develop communities. CARE reportedly operates over 950 development and humanitarian relief programs. These programs are estimated to aid more than 50 million people in over 90 countries.
Artists like FEWOCiOUS, JAKE, and Nadya Tolokonnikova of “Pussy Riot” are participating in the NFT sale, which was created in collaboration with “We Love the Arts” and film producer Joaquin Acrich.
Andrew Keller, co-founder of “We Love the Arts,” says he was motivated to select the artists he did by David Bowie’s taste in art and his advocacy for new and underappreciated talent. He added,
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,
The artists were given permission to include “artifacts” from the David Bowie collection in their works. Additionally, Keller gave a sneak peek at a handful of the NFTs, including the FEWOCiOUS piece, accompanied by a stunning, huge sculpture of Fewocious donning one of Bowie’s archived outfits.
The list of NFT artists involved includes Defaced, FEWOCiOUS, Glam Beckett, JAKE, Jonathan Wolfe, LIŔONA, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, Osinachi, and Young & Sick.
Amidst all this, however, many social media users expressed their distaste over the Bowie NFTs using the late singer’s likeness on the blockchain tokens. Even though some people have voiced their support of NFT technology, others have warned the Bowie estate, “Don’t do this.”