According to the music business site Musicweek, The David Bowie Estate announced that on September 13, 2022, it will launch Bowie On The Blockchain, a sale of artwork NFTs by a group of nine artists. (Now postponed in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.)
The artworks will be sold via marketplace OpenSea, while other partners include We Love the Arts, the new Web3 venture from Andrew D Keller of We Few Group, and film producer Joaquin Acrich.
A group of artists including Defaced, FEWOCiOUS, Glam Beckett, JAKE, Jonathan Wolfe, Lirona, Nadya Tolokonnikova of PussyRiot, Osinachi and Young & Sick have created works that pay tribute to Bowie’s legacy. All of the profits generated will go to CARE.
Ryan Foutty, VP of business development at OpenSea, said: “David Bowie is an icon and a trailblazer in every way, and we’re honored to partner with his team to bring his legacy into web3. This incredible collection brings together some of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artefacts to bring a new generation of fans together in web3.”
The launch of Bowie On The Blockchain comes in the wake of the premiere of Moonage Daydream, director Brett Morgen’s new documentary that marks the first official Bowie film.