Exclusive William Fortescue NFT Launch
NFTs are an exciting new concept in the art world, and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of this emerging opportunity. The origins of NFTs go back to 2012 when the tech world first came up with the idea of issuing actual assets like real estate on a secure blockchain.
This might sound complicated, but an NFT is simply a unique electronic identifier that verifies the existence and ownership of a digital artwork. This means only you will own the original digital artwork or one of a limited series of numbered copies.
Wildlife photographer William Fortescue has quickly become one of our most popular emerging artists at Red Eight Gallery, making his striking photos a natural choice for the NFT marketplace. William is also a long-standing supporter of Jamie Joseph’s Saving the Wild charity which supports conservation and an education fund for girls in the Kenya and Zimbabwe.
William will release five photographs as exclusive NFTs under the title “Sentient Beings” in aid of Saving the Wild. William himself is a passionate supporter of conservation and has partnered with the charity on several previous fundraising projects. “The animals we share this finite space with have identifiable, individual personalities,” William commented recently, “and we must do all we can to preserve their natural habitat.”
The first piece to be released will be his iconic “Craig” image (at left) of the famous iconic elephant bull who is the star of Jamie’s Kimana Tuskers film. This unique NFT, with a high investment edition of just 1/1, will be auctioned on the Foundation.app on September 22nd with 100% of proceeds donated to Saving the Wild.
September 22nd is also World Rhino Day, so in honour of this special date a previously-unreleased image by William Fortescue will also drop on Opensea.io. A further three images will be editions of 15 and will also be available for sale on September 22nd on various platforms.
For more information about William Fortescue and these unique NFT opportunities, please contact us directly.