Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Banksy Original Designs to Debut as NFTs by BADMEANiNGOOD Creator Austin Wilde on MakersPlace

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Original designs by world-renowned street artist Banksy will be released as NFTs on MakersPlace, the premier marketplace for rare and authentic digital fine art, as part of a new series commissioned by Austin Wilde, creator of the beloved hip-hop compilation series BADMEANiNGOOD.

Wilde, who was awarded copyrights for the designs by Banksy, will launch the series of original album covers, posters, and 12″ record sleeves over the next several months. It is likely the iconic street artist has only granted copyrights for his art twice in his career.

For the first release in Wilde’s compilation series, featuring English music-producer Skitz, Banksy produced an original image of heavy artillery wearing a pair of Adidas. A canvas of this image sold with Pest Control authentication via Sotheby’s in 2008. For the remaining album covers, Banksy repurposed existing images from his catalog to align with the BADMEANiNGOOD theme.

MakersPlace will release several iterations of Wilde’s compilation series featuring Banksy’s designs with most editions as original and limited edition posters and some with original, deadstock, and mint vinyl’s.

The first collection, dropping on MakersPlace on October 4th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET, will consist of five NFTs, including:

  • Vinyl 12″ REMIX: Roots Manuva x The Beatles: Yellow Submarine—The Completest Edition—auctioned with a reserve of 2 ETH.
  • Four unique large poster NFTs will also be auctioned with reserves of 1-2 ETH each
    • Peanut Butter Wolf 60×40 Blueback Poster
    • Scratch Perverts 60×40 Blueback Poster
    • Roots Manuva 60×40 Blueback Poster
    • SKITZ 60×40 Blueback Poster
Austin Wilde

For the first time in history, buyers will also receive an extremely rare 60×40 inch “blueback” poster as a physical redeemable, the largest poster available on the open market.

The winning bidder of the Vinyl NFT will also receive the physical Vinyl 12″ Remix record, an O.G sticker, and second edition 50x70cm Roots Manuva poster stamped and signed by Wilde.

“It’s been more than two decades since I released this series featuring talented musicians and Banksy’s original designs. I’m honored to introduce these unique vinyl, CD and poster artworks to a whole new audience and bring them to life through the digital world. MakersPlace has been such an incredible partner and really understands how to help translate our passions for art and entertainment,” Wilde said.

Both Wilde and MakersPlace will donate 10% of their sales proceeds to proceeds to #MOASMissionUkraine, a program that brings emergency medical aid and assistance to the vulnerable people impacted by the conflict. About MOAS:

“MOAS is an international humanitarian aid and service provider currently active all over the globe, providing emergency response programs to vulnerable communities in crisis. Our work includes the deployment of a fleet of emergency vehicles and tactical medics to the front line in Ukraine, where they provide point of injury care and medical evacuations to those in desperate need. MOAS relies on the generosity and good will of our global community to keep these operations running. By partnering with BADMEANiNGOOD creator Austin Wilde and MakersPlace we hope to send more essential, life-saving resources to where they are needed most. Together we will respond to violence and conflict with compassion and solidarity.”

“We’re excited to partner with Austin Wilde to introduce a new audience to his compilation series and bring new representation and meaning to Banksy’s iconic artwork. Their combined vision to cultivate a new appreciation for classical art in a non-traditional Banksy-fashion is inspiring,” said Craig Palmer, CEO of MakersPlace.

Learn More about the inaugural BADMEANiNGOOD Drop here.


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