The estate of David Bowie is starting an NFT art sale to raise money for an international charity for people in need that is run by his widow.

Nine digital artists, including one of Pussy Riot’s singers, have made tributes to the late singer that will be sold on September 13. The show is called “Bowie on the Blockchain.”

“100% of the profits to the Bowie Estate will go to CARE,” his estate said. His ex-wife Iman is a global advocate for CARE.

It said about the project in an announcement on Tuesday (06.09.22): “In keeping with a legacy that has included redefining the parameters of live performance and gender roles in popular music, pioneering methods of digital distribution and online community building, and always supporting new and undiscovered artists and technologies, David Bowie’s everlasting influence will impact yet another new frontier.”

OpenSea’s Ryan Foutty said, “David Bowie is an icon and a pioneer in every way, and we’re proud to work with his team… This amazing collection brings together some of the most innovative NFT artists and Bowie artifacts to bring a new generation of fans together in web 3 (the idea of token-based web trading).

Andrew Keller, co-founder of the project’s partner We Love The Arts, said, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with the Bowie estate and this group of artists, all of whom I have a lot of respect for.

“I hope that this collection will both capture the spirit of “Bowie on the Blockchain” and bring attention to a group of artists with a lot of talent and an exciting new space for the arts.”

David died of liver cancer in 2016 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, the model Iman, who is 67, and their two children.

Defaced, FEWOCIOUS, Glam Beckett, JAKE, Jonathan Wolfe, Lirona, Nadya Tolokonnikova (from the Russian protest group Pussy Riot), Osinachi, Young and Sick, and Jonathan Wolfe are all artists who are working on the “Bowie on the Blockchain” project.

Nadya, who is 32 years old, said that David had a big impact on her life and work. She said, “David Bowie is my Platonic ideal of an artist. He is charismatic, passionate, creative, and magnetic as hell. He always puts art, curiosity, and subversion over profit. He is a magician and a muse.” I’m amazed, and I always will be. David Bowie is my dad.”

It’s not the first time that Bowie content has been traded as NFTs. Photos and unheard audio have also been put online before.

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