Nirvana announced a huge drop, a Nirvana NFT collection. Six days after the release of the legendary album Nevermind, Nirvana played a gig at the iconic J.C Dobbs in Philadelphia. Photographer Faith West attended and took some never released photos. Never released until now.
When were these photos taken?
The sweaty gig took place at a special time for Nirvana. At the beginning of the members’ life-changing careers. J.C Dobbs had Kurt Cobain and the band on their stage right when Nirvana started gaining traction in the rock world.
West took her camera and documented the momentous evening, taking 28 never seen before photos. Faith West says that the air in the club was “thick with anticipation” and “there was a buzz of excitement that said something awesome was about to transpire”
In the same vein as Charles Peterson, these 28 photos will be immortalised on the blockchain. The NFTs are selling on Pop Legendz, who pride themselves in releasing rare music collectables. The photos will drop on February 20th, which would have been Cobain’s 55th birthday.
What are they putting on the market?
Pop Legendz is offering a variety of tiers for the buyers, starting at $99 to $250,000 depending on the rarity of the piece bought. The rarest NFT in the collection is a set of 10 never-before-seen images. The bidding for those starts at 67 Ethereum, which is around $250,000 at the time of writing. That isn’t everything that the buyer gets. Buyers also receive a framed print of one image, signed by photographer Faith West.
Fans can get involved in other ways too with the “Nirvana Fan Club”, a bunch of limited edition NFTs created for the fans. 100 lucky fans will get the chance to purchase these NFTs. Ten are crafted from three images and put on the market for $499 each. There are also 100 copies of still images available in both black and white and acid-washed colour for $99.
Money collected will go between two non-profits. Half going to The Trevor Project and part of the remainder to Grid Alternatives. The Trevor Project is a “non-profit assisting at-risk LGBTQ+ youth to prevent suicides.” Grid Alternatives brings “solar power to working poor families: tackling both climate change and income inequality.”
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