A photograph of the late singer Amy Winehouse has been was a non-fungible token (NFT) and can auctioned off to assist profit struggling musicians.
The snap of Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, captures the Grammy winner in a telephone sales space in New York Metropolis. It was taken by Charles Moriarty and has been animated in a comic-strip model by visible artist Mark Palkoski. It comes with a limited-edition print of the unique picture, signed by Moriarty.
The NFT is listed on market OpenSea till 30 Could. The reserve worth is three Ether, a sum of cryptocurrency which is roughly price $7,623 (£5,400).
The public sale is being staged by bosses at MusiCares, a non-profit offshoot of the Recording Academy that assists musicians with monetary and medical crises.
“Charles has captured a fresh-faced Amy vigorous and enjoyable,” mentioned Amy’s mom Janis Winehouse of the picture that impressed the NFT.
Extra images of the Rehab singer taken by Moriarty will even be on show in Nashville, Tennessee this 12 months as a part of a collection of occasions commemorating the 10th anniversary of Winehouse’s loss of life.
There will even be a three-hour livestream on 23 July showcasing the exhibit and that includes performances and tributes from yet-to-be introduced artists.
A portion of ticket gross sales from this occasion will profit MusiCares and the Amy Winehouse Basis.