In less than three days, renowned photographer Jesse Frohman is holding an auction with an NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collection from his last photo shoot with the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. On May 3 at 12 p.m. ET, Frohman’s iconic photos broadcast on NFTs will be auctioned for Ethereum. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to the JED Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention for young people.
NFT auction “The Last Session” with over 100 Kurt Cobain images from 27 Ethereum
Nirvanas Kurt Cobain changed the lives of many people with his impressive music when the American singer, songwriter and musician brought the world to the stage in the early 1990s. Cobain’s legacy, often cited as one of the pioneers of alternative rock, lived on long after his April 5, 1994 suicide. The now deceased Generation X spokesman will soon sell his photos as non-fungible tokens.
Photographer Jesse Frohman will be selling a collection of his iconic images from “The Last Session,” taken from a photo shoot taken a year before Cobain’s death in July 1993. Frohman has launched a website called “nft.jessefrohman.com/the-last-“. session ”which displays more than 100 images in low resolution thumbnails for users to view the Frohman NFT collection. The NFTs contain never-before-seen negatives and contact sheets from Frohman’s private collection. High resolution versions will be distributed to the winners of the NFT auction.
In addition, the auction winner of “The Last Session Edition of 1” will receive approximately “104 images that will be sold as a single bundle” and “a print of their choice from the collection”. The NFT collection “The Last Session” sells for 27.27 ETH, which is a tribute to Cobain’s age before his death. Using today’s ETH exchange rates (Ethereum), the NFT auction of the collection “The Last Session” starts at over USD 74,000.
“The winner will have more than one art collection,” says Frohman’s website. “You become the steward of a lasting moment in music and culture.”
Two other NFT collections such as the “Nevermind Editions”, which contain a total of 10 NFTs, will also be sold at the auction. The “Nevermind” NFTs sell the website details for 2.7 ETH. The “In Utero Editions” offer 20 NFTS at a price of 1 ETH or more. Frohman’s auction website explains that the photoshoot itself was a remarkable time in history with one of the greatest musicians of all time filmed in still images.
Frohman’s website highlights:
What was supposed to be an extensive photo shoot in Central Park was limited to 30 minutes in a dreary hotel conference room with its two assistants and a Pentax 6 × 7 camera. When Kurt finally came out of his hotel room, it was covered in a shroud of catatonia. He broke the silence by asking for a bucket – just in case. It wasn’t time for small talk. There was no need. The photos speak for themselves.
A cinema study by the legendary rock star
The non-fungible token landscape continues to grow as a large number of well-known companies and celebrities have joined the NFT train. For example, hip-hop legend Eminem released beat-inspired animated NFTs for Stans last week. Popular South London artist Doctor Troller launched his digital collection of NFTs through his website doctortroller.com, selling NFTs worth £ 14,500 in less than a minute. In other news, a $ 1.68 million cryptocurrency was recently used to purchase a rookie trading card signed by Tom Brady NFT. Frohman’s Cobain photo collection is meant to be different.
Frohman told Rolling Stone that he wanted to sell his photos as a collection. “Everyone took a single picture here, a single picture there, maybe a group of three here, but I wanted to do something that other people hadn’t done before,” said the photographer. “There is something special that is no longer on offer … It’s like a theatrical study,” he added.
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