Now you can own a piece of MF DOOM’s legacy by buying these one-of-a-kind art pieces.
A partnership between Rhymesayers Entertainment and DOOM’s wife Jasmine Dumile was announced to facilitate the auction of a series of signed, augmented reality MF DOOM masks through non-fungible tokens (NFT).
NFTs are a blockchain standard to assign attribution rights to artworks, digital collectibles, and unique items through digital contracts. While they can be purchased, sold, and traded like any other security, an NFT still retains its certification of provenance as it changes hands.
NFTs have become a hot trend in the entertainment industry. Christie’s Auctions sold one for a staggering $131,250 in 2020 along with Paris Hilton’s digital painting of her cat, Munchkin. Just this week, the digital artist Beeple sold one for an incredible $69 million. These numbers hint towards the fact that NFTs could be the future of monetizing art.
“We are living in this ubiquitous digital layer now,” Illust Space’s CCO Tim Prochak stated. “We don’t quite realize it, but if you look at the numbers of people using augmented reality every day, this is happening.”
The concept was introduced to his fans by MF DOOM shortly before his demise in October 2020. The first edition to be auctioned was a major hit across the world which prompted his wife to revamp the idea for a second time.
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