John Lennon’s son Julian will sell his father’s Beatles clothes as NFT
Beatles memorabilia and outfits worn by John Lennon are being auctioned off as non-fungible token (NFT) artwork by his son Julian.
Items include Paul McCartney’s handwritten notes for Hey Judeone of the band’s most beloved songs, the Afghan coat Lennon wore in the Magical Mystery Tour film and his black cape from the film To help!
Each NFT will be offered with narration by Julian Lennon and accompanying images of the item as an audio-visual collectible.
NFTs are promoted as digital assets, but critics of the booming market say that in a digital world, art sold as a rarity can be reproduced with the click of a button.
“Through this NFT collection, I am able to grant exclusive access to special items that I treasure and continue my father’s legacy in a new way,” Lennon’s son said.
The items, which include three Gibson guitars that were gifts from father to son, are being sold in partnership with Julien’s Auctions – which describes itself as a “world leader in rock ‘n roll memorabilia – and Yellow Heart NFT.
“Own a piece of music history as Julian Lennon unveils his inaugural digital exhibit, featuring his private collection of John Lennon and Beatles memorabilia, including Paul McCartney’s rare handwritten notes from ‘Hey Jude,'” says a statement on the auction house’s website.
Bidding for items sold as Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection began Monday and ends February 7.
So far the Hey Jude the notes received the highest bid, $30,000, with the cape attracting a bid of $8,000 and the afghan coat $6,000.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Julian Lennon’s White Feather Foundation.
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Updated: January 25, 2022, 11:04 a.m.