Rare first images of Nirvana sold as NFT

Twenty-one never-before-seen footage from a 1991 club concert sells out February 20

It was just six days after Nirvana released their groundbreaking It does not matter album when they took the stage on October 1, 1991 at the intimate JC Dobbs Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photographer Faith West was in the crowd that night and captured the raw electrical energy. A few weeks after the show, the band exploded into international stardom.

Now, over three decades later, 21 never-before-seen Nirvana live-action footage is set to be sold as NFT via Pop Legendz on February 20, marking what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 55th birthday. These one-of-a-kind NFTs are available on the Pop Legendz website, a gateway site to the Polygon trusted blockchain where these NFTs are minted. Pop Legendz sells those unforgettable moments directly to fans and collectors, with the option to purchase with a cryptocurrency wallet or credit card.

“At the club that night, the air was charged with anticipation,” West recalled. “There was a buzz of excitement in the air that said something great was about to happen. Plus, there was a sense of joy emanating from Cobain in his throaty guitar stabs and desire. transcendent in his voice… I can still hear the fuzzy guitar echo in my head, three decades later.

For high-end music collectors, four one-of-a-kind NFTs made from 10 never-before-seen images have been selected to be sold, as an auction, with bids starting at 67 Ethereum (currently valued at a quarter of a million U.S. dollars). These buyers will also receive a framed 16″x24″ fine art print of an image, signed by the photographer. Additionally, these 10 images will be auctioned individually as NFTs, in both black and white and acid wash color versions.

For fans of Nirvana – the band that forever changed the course of rock history – there’s the Nirvana Fan Club, a limited-edition fan sale of NFTs: 200 lucky Nirvana fans have the opportunity to buy 14 artworks as NFTs, crafted from three images, at US$499 each, plus 100 copies of each of 21 still images will be sold for US$99 each, in black and white and faded color at the acid.

Half of all proceeds benefit both Grid Alternatives, a nonprofit providing solar power to working poor families, as well as another well-known charity that helps at-risk LGBTQ+ youth. of suicide.

Pop Legendz is the first NFT platform that will exclusively feature pop culture icons, aiming to bring the reliable ownership registry and fun of collecting NFTs to the traditional pop culture memorabilia market.

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