The Marilyn Monroe Estate and blockchain platform Ethernity Chain has debuted “Marilyn Monroe Metamorphosis,” a curated digital art collection by artists from around the globe in honor of the icon’s 95th Birthday. Inspired by Monroe’s status in the world of pop culture, the next generation of artists featured in Marilyn Monroe Metamorphosis envision the immortality of the star in a manner that aims to propel her legacy forward while acknowledging her storied history as a powerful woman who made her own way.
“Marilyn Monroe’s persona has captured the imagination of artists, creators and art collectors for decades,” says Jim Gibb, creative director, The Marilyn Monroe Estate. “From Richard Avedon to Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman to Willem de Kooning, artists have made the iconic actress an indelible part of American contemporary art. Through groundbreaking NFT technology, her image will continue to fascinate and inspire the art community through this new medium.”
Artists featured in the NFT collection include Blunt Action, Starving AI, Aitana Basquiat, Grace Casas, Drella Drexler, Jason Ebeyer, Andre Holzmeister, Blake Kathryn, Vasya, Vincent Viriot and Bloo Woods.
Marilyn Monroe Metamorphosis is currently available for auction for 72 hours, exclusively at marilynmonroeforever.com. The auction will continue through June 4.
“We are ecstatic about partnering with the Marilyn Monroe Estate on Marilyn Monroe Metamorphosis,” says Nick Rose, founder, chief executive officer, Ethernity Chain. “Ethernity is honored to be the first platform to continue Marilyn’s legacy from the era of Pop Art to the era of NFTs and the blockchain. There could not be a more iconic first female celebrity to drop on Ethernity.”
Additionally, on June 2 at 6pm ET, digital artists Blunt Action, Jason Ebeyer, Bloo Woods, and Blake Katheryn will all be in a Clubhouse room discussing their art and the influence of Marilyn Monroe on their work. You can join at the link here.