Digital artist Beeple and the founder of Pitchfork, Ryan Schreiber, have launched WENEW, an NFT platform selling ‘iconic’ moments in time.
After selling his “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” NFT for $69 million in March, digital artist Beeple has now announced a new venture in collaboration with Ryan Schreiber, the founder of online music publication, Pitchfork.
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Called WENEW, the platform will immortalize moments on the blockchain by minting and auctioning off NFTs of “iconic” moments in time – redefining the relationship between artists and their benefactors.
As part of the team, Schreiber will help curate the moments sold on the platform, which will include highlights from the careers of athletes and artists. “We’re definitely looking at this as sort of immortalizing these moments of human achievement for collectors,” Schreiber explains.
One of the toughest moments of @andy_murray's career: winning the 2013 @Wimbledon Championships Men's Singles Final. 🏆
Auction begins 7/2 for first editions of all Andy Murray Wimbledon 2013 NFT’s.
More info at https://t.co/AQmt1MSB4i pic.twitter.com/rjgZALAkj0
— WENEW Labs (@wenewlabs) June 25, 2021
The sale prices of the NFTs include a carbon offset fee which the company claims offsets more than the actual environmental cost of minting the NFTs.
Wenew’s first NFT catalog collects symbolic moments of pro tennis player Andy Murray’s journey to winning Wimbledon in 2013 – including his emotional runner-up speech, some of his best shots, and his final victory speech.
All the curated moments will be up for auction on Wenew from July 2, 2021, with price tags ranging from $49 to $4,999 each. Together with the NFTs, the pricier items will also include IRL memorabilia, such as a signed poster, Wimbledon tickets, and trophy replicas.
A more special token, commemorating Murray’s game-winning point, will come paired with a 30 min tennis game with the champ.
Future works will celebrate music icons.
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