Picasso’s granddaughter, Marina Picasso and her son Florian Picasso will launch 1010 NFTs centered on a previously unseen ceramic work by the artist.
Mainly, the NFT series will launch in a collection of drops. Therefore, the initial drop will be revealed on January 29 on the Picasso family’s own marketplace named ManAndTheBeat.com. The drop will consist of five limited sets of 200 NFTs named “Visage de Couleur”. After which the latest series named “Visage de Lumiere” will be launched on Nifty Gateway.
Currently, the art of Pablo Picasso fans is spread to different blockchain platforms. Moreover, the artist’s name has never entered the NFT marketplace so far.
Impressively, the “Man and the Beast” series will be featured in the new song “Tomorrow”. The song, sung by John Legend and Nas, is ready to be launched on February 4.
In addition, Marina will extend the drop until March, where she will work with a popular auction house to sell 1-of-1-NFT. This will include a unique piece from her special series. Consequently, the inspiration behind the NFT derives from the ceramic piece that she made as a child.
Admiringly, a part of the revenue from the Picasso family’s NFT project will go to two charities. The first is Nurse Heroes, that helps to alleviate the shortage of nurses in the workforce. The second is Carbon180, a climate-focused NGO with a mission to decrease carbon emissions.
Picasso family in an internal feud after the heir’s decision to sell Picasso NFTs (Updated 1/29/2022)
The Pablo Picasso estate has recently confirmed that it will not sell Picasso NFTs anytime shortly. An internal family dispute reportedly erupted after Marina and Florian Picasso publicly revealed Pablo Picasso’s NFT series.
On January 26, Marina and Florian Picasso revealed that they want to sell 1,010 NFTs of a hand-painted ceramic work by the late artist at an auction in March. In addition, Florian mentioned that this is the initial of many NFT series’.
It appears that the rest of the Picassos were unhappy with Marina and Florian’s desire to enter the NFT space. Cyril Noterman, Florian Picasso’s former business director, openly defended Florian. He said that the NFTs were part of Florian Picasso’s series, and not a Pablo Picasso’s.
Whereas, Picasso’s lawyer Jean-Jacques Neuer mentioned that just the family’s manager, Claude Ruiz Picasso, has the right to authorize such projects. Presently, the administrator is not excited in releasing any NFTs. Actually, the previous day, Florian had to publicly approve the cancellation of the NFT project.
The Picasso Office leads everything related to the late artist’s artwork and academic property. It is owned by three of Picasso’s children, Claude Ruiz Picasso, Paloma Ruiz Picasso, and Maya Widmeier Picasso. Besides, it manages two grandchildren, Bernard Ruiz Picasso and Marina Ruiz Picasso.
The NFT success has caused many families and assets of iconic artists and musicians to create NFT projects. Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon, recently revealed the Lennon and Beatles NFT project. The Richard Bernstein’s estate, meanwhile, will release NFTs next week.