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David Bowie NFTs to make their way on the blockchain, news receives backlash

Announcement of a David Bowie NFT launch sparks outrage online

Image source: NFT Dawn

The late David Bowie is one of the most iconic figures to enter the music and entertainment industry.

An influential figure, Bowie’s name is not one to be soon forgotten, and now his estate is looking to immortalize him in the digital world, particularly with Bowie-inspired NFTs.

The announcement

Recently, the David Bowie estate revealed they would be launching Bowie-inspired NFTs with OpenSea next week.

The NFTs will be part of the “Bowie on the Blockchain” NFT launch, with works from nine different visual artists.

Proceeds from the collection will be donated to CARE, a nonprofit organization with the mission of fighting world hunger and global poverty.

Before his passing Bowie was married to Somali fashion model Iman, a global advocate for CARE.

OpenSea also shared the news on Twitter, writing:

“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 #BowieOnTheChain.”

Ryan Foutty, the vice president of business development in OpenSea, also released a statement that reads:

“This incredible collection brings together some of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artifacts to bring a new generation of fans together in Web3.”

The project will feature works from renowned names in art, including filmmaker Joaquin Acrich and artist manager Andrew D. Keller’s firm We Love the Arts.

Reception

Since the NFT boom early last year, many have criticized the function of the digital assets.

Despite the criticisms, many projects emerged that paid tribute to pop culture, including the Stranger Things NFT from Netflix.

The NFT release prompted fans to share their disdain for the technology.

Regarding the Bowie NFTs, people have taken to social media to express the legendary entertainer’s likeness associated with blockchain tokens.

One Twitter user named Bashmore replied to the announcement on David Bowie’s official account, saying:

“How about we just don’t with the NFT guff and just raise money for charity without using a pyramid scheme?”

Meanwhile, Duncan Jones, Bowie’s son, is also critical of NFTs.

In December 2021, he tweeted a picture of Beeple’s “The First 5,000 Days,” writing:

“I just saw this online and posted it without having the NFT .. do you think the guy who bought it has lost it? I feel kind of guilty and like I should probably return it to them.”

Despite the negative reception, there are others who have shared their enthusiasm for the project, particularly the artists working on the project.

19-year-old Fewocious shared an image of his sculpture on Twitter, wring: “I can’t wait to show you the rest of the piece when it reveals this Thursday.”

References:

David Bowie Ethereum NFTs trigger Twitter backlash


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