Julien’s Auctions has revealed an exclusive auction offering a collection of original and one-of-a-kind digital works of art with accompanying exclusive signed canvas prints created by the first Beatle to lift off into the NFT galaxy, legendary drummer and music icon, Ringo Starr.
The auction titled Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle is the first NFT collection created by one of the Fab Four. Starr’s visionary artistic and musical styles take centre stage in these striking digital paintings, adding the title of NFT original artist to the beloved pop culture icon’s ever-growing, multi-hyphenate body of work.
These collection pieces feature an original animated painting with an exclusive custom-made drum composition recorded and played by Starr – with his legendary drumming style striking to the beat of the moving images flashing throughout each NFT – and minted with a special audio/visual motif of the time back when Starr played in the greatest band in music history, as well as signposts of his present and future creative journeys.
Each NFT is accompanied with a 25” x 25” canvas print signed by the iconic musician/author/philanthropist/painter with ownership of the NFT granting access to join Starr on an exclusive virtual tour of the groundbreaking digital gallery experience, RingoLand. All of the winning bidders can join Starr in this virtual hangout created by Spatial.io on Web, VR or Mobile via private invitation after the auction.
“I only ever wanted to be a drummer yet you never know where a new idea or path will lead you,” said Ringo Starr. “This new technology is so far out it’s inspired me and I loved creating these NFTs combining my art and my music. Who’d have thought I would be spreading Peace and Love in the MetaVerse.”
Each NFT (Non-Fungible Token) offered is a limited edition of 1-of-4. Five unique NFTs, each consisting of 4 for a total of 20 NFTs with their accompanying canvas print per NFT in the collection. An NFT is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on the blockchain.
“Galaxy One #1/4” NFT and Ringo Starr Signed Print
Created by Ringo Starr, this exclusive NFT is a 1 of 4 Edition. The item is brought to life in an even more personal way through an exclusive custom-made drum composition recorded and played by Starr. His legendary drumming style strikes to the beat of the moving digital painting which is minted as part of this NFT.
“Bandana Man #1/4” NFT and Ringo Starr Signed Print
Ringo Starr’s beloved original self-portrait gicleé on paper, featuring himself in his early Beatles days wearing a red bandana and cap, brought to life by Starr with a subtle expression, and a recurring moving glance of his eyes.
The auction will take place Monday, June 13th online at juliensauctions.com with a portion of proceeds to benefit The Lotus Foundation. The bidding for the auction opened on May 24th and commenced in real time and in lot order for live bidding at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 13th, 2022.