American actor Johnny Depp launches NFT collection
Famous actor Johnny Depp is set to release a collection of non-fungible tokens that feature his friends and heroes in the artwork he personally created. A collection of 11,111 non-fungible tokens called “Never Fear Truth” are set to launch. The NFTs feature portraits of friends and heroes created using artwork from Depp that was animated to create the digital collectibles.
Johnny Depp was quoted as saying:
“I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends, and people I admire. My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”
The special NFT collection was announced yesterday to a rapturous applause from the NFT community and collectors with the demand for access to the discord channel even causing a short outage.
BOOOOOOOM https://t.co/yBLZ1OUF6K pic.twitter.com/5kmp3gni7o
— Never Fear Truth (@JohnnyDeppNFT) January 26, 2022
There are now over 20,001 members in the discord channel, ready to learn more about this unique collection.
People featured in the collection include Depp, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Hunter S. Thompson, Heath Ledger, Tim Burton and Lily-Rose Depp. Depp’s late dog Mooh and a fictional character created by his son called Bunnyman are also included in the NFT series.
The style of the artwork is a mixture of pop and street art with carefully defined lines and vibrant colors. Giving some insights into his creative process Depp notes:
“I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire.”
Each NFT comes with a high-resolution physical edition that can be redeemed one time by the owner for the cost of production and delivery.
Twenty-five percent of proceeds from NFT sales will go to various charities supported by Depp and the heroes used in the collection.
The Never Seen Before website has launched and the NFT’s will also be supported by NFT marketplace Rarible for secondary sales.
Due to demand, a raffle will take place to decide who will be able to purchase the NFTs. The raffle closes on Feb. 9, and the NFTs will go on sale to raffle winners on Feb. 17, 2022.
10,000 NFTs will be available via public sale and 1,111 will be held by Depp to allocate to fans and charities.
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