Makersplace Plans to Drop World’s First 2pac NFT Collection Authorized by the Shakur Estate

Makersplace Plans to Drop World’s First 2pac NFT Collection Authorized by the Shakur Estate

On December 15, the non-fungible token (NFT) market platform Makersplace will drop an assortment of NFTs based on Tupac Shakur’s most well-known jewelry pieces. Makersplace and the NFT artists and curators Impossible Brief and Digital Arts & Sciences worked closely with Shakur’s estate in order to drop the NFT collectibles called “The Immortal Collection.”

Tupac’s ‘The Immortal Collection’ to Drop on December 15

Fans of the rap legend Tupac Shakur (also known by his stage names 2pac and Makaveli) will soon be able to bid on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) officially backed by the Shakur estate. The NFTs will feature rare jewelry inspired by some of the pieces the influential rap star wore before his death on September 7, 1996. The NFTs for the drop hosted on Makersplace were designed by the NFT artist Impossible Brief, and curated by Digital Arts & Sciences in conjunction with the Shakur estate.

“[‘The Immortal Collection‘ is] set for release on December 15, this drop will feature an NFT jewelry collection based on some of Tupac’s most well-known pieces from his 2pac and diamond solitaire rings, to his Makaveli bracelet and the medallion he wore in the last photo ever taken of him,” the announcement details.

Makersplace Plans to Drop World’s First 2pac NFT Collection Authorized by the Shakur Estate

The NFTs are based on some of the Tupac artifacts and personal items that will be featured in the upcoming Tupac museum experience. The museum show will be called “Tupac Shakur: Wake Me When I’m Free,” which will premiere in January 2022.

Makersplace Plans to Drop World’s First 2pac NFT Collection Authorized by the Shakur Estate

The NFT artist Impossible Brief and curators Digital Arts & Sciences were able to select pieces from the rap legend’s archives with approval from the Shakur estate. The announcement details it will be “the world’s first NFT [collection] authorized by the Shakur estate.”

2pac NFT Jewelry Collection Dubbed: ‘Artist, Activist, Sinner, Saint’

The collection will feature four pieces of Tupac’s jewelry and will be called “Artist, Activist, Sinner, Saint.” The NFTs have “some of the deepest meanings and intentions attached to them,” the announcement details.

Makersplace Plans to Drop World’s First 2pac NFT Collection Authorized by the Shakur Estate

Tupac Shakur is widely considered the most influential rap artist of all time and he sold more than 75 million records worldwide. Approximately five full albums were released since Shakur’s death, and every album was certified Platinum.

“The four-piece Immortal Collection is based on and connected to what Tupac saw in himself, in the stories he felt were worthy of telling, and what connects everyone to each other,” the collection description concludes.

In 2020, the Shakur estate was estimated to be worth around $40 million. His mother, Afeni Shakur, managed his estate until she passed away in 2016. According to reports, trustees of Tupac’s estate are now managing the rapper’s inheritance. Despite being worth $40 million, it has also been reported that Tupac owed his record label three albums in exchange for bail funds to get out of prison.

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Beeple’s Latest NFT ‘Human One’ Sells for $29M, Artist Plans to ‘Enhance the Displayed Artwork’ During His Lifetime

Beeple's Latest NFT 'Human One' Sells for $29M, Artist Plans to 'Enhance the Displayed Artwork' During His Lifetime

This year the American artist Michael Winkelmann, otherwise known as Beeple, made history when he sold his non-fungible token (NFT) artwork “Everydays” for $69.3 million on March 11. Beeple’s latest NFT called “Human One” is a life-sized NFT sculpture that sold for $29 million, and the artist will update the NFT during the course of the rest of his existence on earth.

Beeple’s ‘Human One’ NFT Fetches $29 Million, Artist Plans to Update Art Remotely for the Rest of His Life

Beeple is making headlines again after he sold another multi-million dollar non-fungible token (NFT) called “Human One” for $29 million at Christie’s 21st Century Evening Sale. Beeple (whose birth name is Michael Winkelmann) is one of the most well-known NFT artists today because his “Everydays: The First 5,000 Days” NFT sold for $69.3 million. This made Beeple’s artwork one of the most expensive pieces of art in the world and the most costly NFT sold to date.

“Everydays” was sold via a Christie’s auction on March 11, 2021, and Beeple’s latest multi-million-dollar NFT sale was also through the luxury auction house. Beeple’s new art is a life-sized 3D sculpture and an NFT that was minted on October 28, 2021. Christie’s describes it as a “kinetic video sculpture—four video screens (16k resolution), polished aluminum metal, mahogany wood frame, dual media servers; endless video with corresponding dynamic non-fungible token.”

Human One: ‘A Portrait of a Human Born in the Metaverse’

Beeple describes his latest NFT art as “the first portrait of a human born in the metaverse.” The interesting thing about Beeple’s “Human One” is that he aims to change it over the course of his lifetime.

This means that the owner, Ryan Zurrer, and any owners thereafter, may see the “Human One” artwork change to whatever Beeple wants to add. The changes could depend on his mood and could represent something the artist is thinking about.

At the moment, the life-sized 3D sculpture NFT shows an individual in a silver-colored space suit with boots, a helmet, and a backpack. The 21st Century Evening Sale auction of “Human One” ended on November 8, with a realized price of $28,985,000.

“The physical element is designed to continuously display the artwork. Beeple will maintain remote access to the physical element to ensure proper functionality and/or enhance the displayed artwork,” Christie’s concludes. “Beeple warrants that the physical element does not contain any features designed to impair the continuous display of the artwork.”

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