Award-winning actor Anthony Hopkins is making his way into the NFT world.
Hopkins is launching his first digital art series featuring different characters he has played on screen. The non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be collectively known as The Eternal Collection and auctioned through OpenSea in three installments, reports Barron’s.
“As an artist, I am inspired by the power of art, music, cinema, and the illusionary dreamlike quality of life,” says two-time Oscar winner. “Taking my art to the next level, with NFT as my canvas, is truly an exhilarating proposition. I’m probably the oldest guy in the NFT community and on social media, which proves all is possible at any age.”
Why it’s news
Hopkins, age 84, has had a notable acting career and has brought home many awards for his performances, including Academy Awards for best actor for The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and The Father (2020). He has also been recognized for his extensive work in other areas including film directing, theatrical performance, music composing, and painting.
The Eternal Collection was created by Hopkins in collaboration with Orange Comet, a Web3 company co-founded by Hollywood producer Dave Broome, NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, and Grammy Award-winning musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan, says Barron’s.
The first release in the collection is expected to be in September. In addition to receiving an NFT, buyers will also have a meal with the actor, an autographed Dreamscapes Art Book featuring hundreds of full-color images of paintings and drawings created by him, and an exclusive audio clip of him discussing the digital designs.
The value and the minimum bid for each of the NFT releases will be announced in the future.
Backing up a bit
NFTs first became popular in the last few years. Each NFT is unique and can represent any digital asset on a blockchain making it scarce, provable, and valuable. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is a fungible token, meaning they are all the same. You trade a Bitcoin for another Bitcoin and you have the exact same thing. Each NFT is different, and the technology that makes an item distinct from any other item is helping also to protect valuables such as art, wine, and jewelry against forgery.