The photos were taken during a concert of the group in the city of Philadelphia on October 1, 1991, six days after the release of the album “Nevermind”.
A new collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), created from a series of never-before-seen images of the Nirvana band, will be auctioned on February 20 to mark the 55th birthday of band leader Kurt Cobain.
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The never-before-seen photos were taken by photographer Faith West at a band concert in the city of Philadelphia on October 1, 1991, six days after the release of the studio album “Nevermind.” The sale is organized by the company Pop Legendz, founded by the photographer.
The auction includes four NFTs, each made from five never-before-seen shots, with a starting price of 67 ETH, or approximately $250,000.
In addition, participants will be able to obtain ten black and white and color images, which will be sold individually as NFTs at a starting price of 1 ETH according to the organizers. At the same time, each successful bidder will receive a framed print of an image signed by the photographer.
Pop Legendz also explained that only 100 people will be able to purchase non-fungible tokens of a limited edition of ten works created from three Nirvana images. They will be auctioned for $499 each. Another 150 copies of the photos will be sold for $99.
Organizers said half of the proceeds will be donated to two nonprofits: The Trevor Project, which helps prevent suicides among LGBTQ+ youth, and Grid Alternatives, which provides solar panels to poor families.