Let’s start off the week with the latest nonfungible token (NFT)-related news in today’s Nifty News. The following collections are either ongoing or launching the first week of February.
The Beatles memorabilia up for auction
Julian Lennon, the son of The Beatles’ musician John Lennon’s, put up NFTs for auction of items from his personal collection of memorabilia on the YellowHeart marketplace, including the coat John Lennon wore in the Magical Mystery Tour film and three Gibson guitars.
Lennon, however, has no intention of selling the physical items because he “would like to be able to pass these items on for generations to come,” he said in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Each NFT contains an audio component, narrated by the son, recounting his connection with the item.
The item of the “Lennon Connection” auction with the highest offer at the moment is Paul McCartney’s hand-written notes for the song “Hey Jude.” McCartney originally wrote the song to comfort a 5-year-old Julian when his parents divorced, according to the auction site.
“Hey Jude” Notes 1:1 for Lennon Connection : The NFT Collectionhttps://t.co/6l5nzO1CHJ pic.twitter.com/9RSXpyKwId
— Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) January 25, 2022
Gucci becomes super
Fashion house Gucci and SUPERPLASTIC, the creator of animated celebrities and digital vinyl toys, have partnered up for a three-part NFT collaboration dubbed SUPERGUCCI. All SUPERGUCCI purchases will be in ETH.
The first SUPERGUCCI drop will include ten exclusive NFTs and accompanying ceramic sculptures. The main character of the collection is called CryptoJanky, inspired by SUPERPLASTIC’s artists Janky & Guggimon. Both the CryptoJanky NFT and the handmade sculpture were co-designed and built in Italy.
Additionally, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele created an online concept store, the Gucci Vault. Prospective customers can browse the microsite for pre-owned vintage Gucci pieces hand-picked by Michele, and restored and reconditioned for sale.
Lamborghini goes to space