David Bowie Estate teams up with digital artists for a special NFT project

The David Bowie Estate has teamed up with a collection of digital artists for a special NFT series that will pay homage to the late singer and his legacy in the creative industries.

The project, titled Bowie On The Blockchain, brings together nine collectible digital art artists who have created pieces that reflect “Bowie’s influence on their artistic and personal identities.”

All proceeds from the sale of artwork made by the Bowie estate will be donated to the humanitarian organization CARE, of which Bowie’s widow, Iman, is a global lawyer.


Logo for David Bowie’s digital art project – Bowie On The Blockchain (David Bowie Estate/PA)

Logo for David Bowie’s digital art project – Bowie On The Blockchain (David Bowie Estate/PA)

The digital artists involved in the project are Nadya Tolokonnikova from the protest group Pussy Riot, Fewocious, Jake, Defaced, Osinachi, Young and Slick, Lirona, Glam Beckett and Jonathan Wolfe.

Tolokonnikova said, “David Bowie for me is a platonic ideal of an artist, charismatic, passionate, imaginative, magnetic. He always puts art x curiosity x subversion over profit, a magician and a muse.

“I am in awe and always will be. David Bowie is my father.

Bowie, one of the most influential and revered musicians of recent times, died of liver cancer on January 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.

The sale in tribute to the pioneering musician is in partnership with the NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace OpenSea and the web3 company We Love The Arts.

Andrew Keller, co-founder of We Love The Arts, said: “David Bowie’s artistry has had an indescribable impact on my life. I am truly honored to have had the privilege of guiding this project.


David Bowie with Iman (Yui Mok/PA)

David Bowie with Iman (Yui Mok/PA)


David Bowie with Iman (Yui Mok/PA)

“This is a unique opportunity to engage with the Bowie Estate as well as this group of artists, for whom I have tremendous respect.

“I hope this collection we’ve created will simultaneously serve to record the philosophy of Bowie On The Blockchain, as well as shine a light on a hugely talented group of artists and an exciting new space for the arts.”

Ryan Foutty, Vice President of Business Development at OpenSea, added, “David Bowie is an icon and a trailblazer in every way, and we are honored to partner with his team to bring his legacy to web3.

“This amazing collection brings together some of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artifacts to bring together a new generation of web3 fans.”

The NFT sale will go live on September 13 on OpenSea.

Marilyn M. Davis