David Bowie Estate Announces Bowie-Inspired NFTs Launching Next Week Receives Backlash on Twitter

September 09, 2022

By Sharan Kaur Phillora

The David Bowie estate will debut NFTs with OpenSea next week, but several Bowie fans are dissatisfied. As a part of the “Bowie on the Blockchain” NFT launch, nine different visual artists produced NFTs inspired by David Bowie, with 100% of the revenues going to CARE, a charity that fights world hunger and poverty.

Here’s what we know:

OpenSea posted on Twitter that on September 13th, David Bowie’s enduring influence will touch yet another new frontier as nine of the world’s greatest crypto-artists gather together to honor his heritage and put #BowieOnTheBlockchain.

Ryan Foutty, vice president of business development at OpenSea, said in a statement that this remarkable collection ties together some of the most innovative NFT artists with Bowie relics to bring a new set of fans together in Web3.

A few people supported the NFT, while others warned the Bowie estate against its use. One of the opponents of Bowie is filmmaker Duncan Jones, Bowie’s son, who has called NFTs a “fad.” Jones had previously referred to the Christie’s auction, when the NFT sold for an incredible $69.3 million, as “suspicious.” Despite the skeptics, creatives like 19-year-old Fewocious are happy to be creating NFT art for charity in the Bowie style.

OpenSea and the David Bowie estate have yet to reveal any details regarding what the NFTs will look like. Those interested in the collection may need to wait until September 13 before they can view the art.

About the author

Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.

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