David Bowie on the Blockchain Ethereum NFTs Trigger Backlash


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The David Bowie property is launching NFTs with OpenSea subsequent week, however many Bowie followers aren’t impressed.

9 totally different visible artists have created Bowie-inspired NFTs as part of the “Bowie on the Blockchain” NFT launch, with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to CARE, a nonprofit group centered on preventing world starvation and international poverty. 

On September thirteenth, David Bowie’s timeless affect will affect one more new frontier as 9 of the world’s main crypto-artists come collectively to rejoice his legacy and put #BowieOnTheBlockchain pic.twitter.com/7YviN4pjDj

— OpenSea (@opensea) September 6, 2022

Earlier than his passing in 2016, Bowie was married to the supermodel Iman, who’s a worldwide advocate for CARE. 

Artist supervisor Andrew D. Keller’s new agency We Love the Arts additionally labored on the “Bowie on the Blockchain” venture, together with filmmaker Joaquin Acrich.

“On September thirteenth, David Bowie’s timeless affect will affect one more new frontier as 9 of the world’s main crypto-artists come collectively to rejoice his legacy and put #BowieOnTheBlockchain,” OpenSea wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

SEPTEMBER 13 @opensea @DavidBowieReal pic.twitter.com/7i7NyruJ0w

— YOUNG & SICK (@youngandsick) September 6, 2022

“This unbelievable assortment brings collectively a number of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artifacts to convey a brand new era of followers collectively in Web3,” OpenSea vp of enterprise growth Ryan Foutty mentioned in a assertion.

NFTs are distinctive blockchain tokens which signify possession over an asset—usually, that asset is digital artwork. However a variety of popular culture NFT releases, like Netflix’s ‘Stranger Issues’ NFTs earlier this summer time, have precipitated a stir amongst followers who dislike the expertise.

Within the case of the Bowie NFTs, manu customers on social media aren’t joyful to see the legendary star’s likeness related to the blockchain tokens. Whereas just a few expressed help for NFT expertise, others instructed the Bowie property, “Don’t do that.”

“How about we simply don’t with the NFT guff,” one critic wrote.

How about we simply do not with the NFT guff and simply elevate cash for charity with out utilizing a pyramid scheme

— Bashmore (@bashmore) September 6, 2022

Maybe sarcastically, Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, can be a critic of NFTs, calling them a “fad.”

I’m not saying the NFT fad is a prank…
I believe theyre far much less benign than that!

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) March 30, 2021

Jones has beforehand poked enjoyable on the concept of sharing somebody’s NFT, joking that as a result of he was in a position to save and repost the picture of Beeple’s “The First 5000 Days,” it had turn into “misplaced.” Jones additionally beforehand known as the Christie’s public sale—the place the NFT offered for a staggering $69.3 million—“suspicious.”

I simply noticed this on-line and posted it with out having the NFT… do you suppose the man who purchased it has misplaced it? I really feel sort of responsible and like I ought to most likely return it to them. pic.twitter.com/ubnZO2qfSX

— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) December 9, 2021

“Do you suppose the man who purchased it has misplaced it?” Jones requested of the NFT he right-click saved. “I really feel sort of responsible and like I ought to most likely return it to them.” 

Skeptics apart, artists like 19-year-old Fewocious are thrilled to be engaged on Bowie-inspired NFT artwork for charity.

👀👀👀 AHHHH I AM SO EXCITED right here’s a sneak peak of the sculpture I made for the @DavidBowieReal Property sporting ONE OF HIS ORIGINAL OUTFITS to learn CARE 😭❤️ I can’t wait to point out you the remainder of the piece when it reveals this Thursday 💛🕺 pic.twitter.com/mJK40g1sA5

— FEWOCiOUS (@fewocious) September 6, 2022

“I can’t wait to point out you the remainder of the piece when it reveals this Thursday,” Fewocious mentioned of his Bowie sculpture.


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