Fans of movies like Brazil, 12 Monkeys, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus take note. A Terry Gilliam NFT project has been announced. The director behind those films, and more, has gone non-fungible. Bidding on his work began Monday 22nd and ends Monday 29th November via the OpenSea marketplace.
It’s Gilliam’s NFT debut. The work he has created is called Blessed Before Blast, and is based on a surrealist art print that has hung in his home for 50 years. The work is hand-drawn by Gilliam, who got his first breaks in illustration and animation. He has partnered with Decrypt Studios on the project, an NFT and Web 3 production company. Visually, the piece shares more than a likeness to the visuals of Monty Python, the series and cinema franchise that helped Gilliam become a household name.
As per his description on the Decrypt Studios page, the overriding theme is concern for the future of the world. Or, specifically: “A visual representation of the nervousness the artist feels as we march toward a very different and less pleasant planet.”
According to an article on Decrypt, Gilliam admitted to having “no fucking idea” about NFTs. More so, he’s unsure if this technology is the future of art. However, he does find the idea of a decentralised art world exciting. And it’s not hard to understand why. After all, the concept promises far greater access, inclusivity, rewards and creative potential compared with yesterday’s models.
Terry Gilliam’s NFT Project is Latest in Major Director Tokenisation
Terry Gilliam’s NFT project is just the latest example of a major director going non-fungible. The list of those who have experimented is growing all the time and, as of this month, includes Quentin Tarantino. The maverick filmmaker put scripts for Pulp Fiction up for sale as NFTs earlier this month. However, Miramax, the studio behind the movie, responded by filing a law suit for copyright infringement.