Ringo Starr is entering the NFT universe with a new collection of digital tokens that feature animated virtual depictions of artwork he's created, which will be auctioned off at JuliensAuctions.com on June 13 at 11 a.m. PT.
The "Ringo Starr NFT Collection -- The Creative Mind of a Beatle" will include five unique NFTs, each featuring an original animated painting accompanied by a custom-made drum track played and recorded by Starr, and an audio/visual motif echoing his time with The Beatles and his subsequent music career.
Those who purchase the NFTs will also receive a 25-by-25-inch canvas print of the artwork signed by Ringo and will be granted access to join the legendary drummer on an exclusive virtual tour of a gallery of his digital art, called RingoLand.
The winning bidders will receive a private invitation following the auction that will allow them to join the virtual gathering, which was created by Spatial.io, via the web, VR platforms or mobile devices.
Four limited-edition NFTs of each of the five designs will be available, for a total 20 NFT packages that will be auctioned as part of the sale.
"I only ever wanted to be a drummer yet you never know where a new idea or path will lead you," says Starr. "This new technology is so far out it's inspired me and I loved creating these NFTs combining my art and my music. Who'd have thought I would be spreading Peace and Love in the MetaVerse."
Among the NFTs are self-portraits that depict Starr during his early days with The Beatles. Visit JuliensLive.com for more details.
A portion of the proceeds raised by the auction will benefit Ringo's Lotus Foundation, which funds and supports charitable projects that focus on various social welfare causes.
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