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Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction an NFT digital art collection

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital art: ‘Spreading peace and love in the metaverse!’

Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off a collection of NFT digital art.

$1,000 is the starting bid for the 81-year-old Englishman’s five pieces: Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art and Crash, which include short animated videos featuring his drum kit.

“I just wanted to be a drummer, but you never know where a new idea or path will take you,” Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement.

Bitcoin Beatle: Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off an NFT digital art collection

Bitcoin Beatle: Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off an NFT digital art collection

“This new technology is so advanced that I was inspired and delighted to create these NFTs that combine my art and music. Who would have thought that I would be spreading peace and love in the metaverse?

Each NFT comes with a 25-inch x 25-inch signed canvas print and an exclusive virtual hangout from Starr’s gallery experience, RingoLand, created by Spatial.

“Ringo Starr is not only an international music icon, but also an innovative auction legend,” said Julien’s Auctions President and CEO Darren Julien.

It has been a distinct honor and privilege to represent the incomparable Ringo Starr at his auctions and our Beatles auctions over the years, who have achieved world records at Julien’s.

Proud Painter: $1,000 is the starting bid for the 81-year-old Englishman's five pieces: Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art and Crash, which include short animated videos featuring his drumming.

Proud Painter: $1,000 is the starting bid for the 81-year-old Englishman’s five pieces: Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art and Crash, which include short animated videos featuring his drumming.

Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement:

Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement, “I just wanted to be a drummer, but you never know where a new idea or path will take you.” This new technology is so advanced that I was inspired and delighted to create these NFTs by combining my art and music. Who would have thought that he would be spreading peace and love in the metaverse?

“We look forward to once again making music history as he makes his mark as the first Beatle to enter the NFT marketplace with this exciting collection of his original music and artwork to be auctioned.”

A portion of the proceeds will go to The Lotus Foundation, an organization aimed at promoting social welfare in areas such as substance abuse, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, battered women and their children, the homeless, and animals in need.

‘The Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle’ begins June 13 at 11am PST on juliensaucciones.com.

Julien’s Auctions previously auctioned off the legendary drummer’s Ludwig drum kit for $2.2 million, his Ludwig Ed Sullivan Show drumhead for $2.1 million and his personal copy of The Beatles White Album for $790,000.

'The Creative Mind of a Beatle': Each NFT comes with a signed 25 x 25-inch canvas print and an exclusive virtual hangout from Starr's gallery experience, RingoLand, created by Spatial

‘The Creative Mind of a Beatle’: Each NFT comes with a signed 25 x 25-inch canvas print and an exclusive virtual hangout from Starr’s gallery experience, RingoLand, created by Spatial

Charity: A portion of the proceeds benefit The Lotus Foundation, an organization intended to promote social welfare in a number of diverse areas.

Charity: A portion of the proceeds benefit The Lotus Foundation, an organization intended to promote social welfare in a number of diverse areas.

Going going Gone!  'The Ringo Starr NFT Collection - The Creative Mind of a Beatle' starts June 13 at 11am PST at juliensauctions.com

Going going Gone! ‘The Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle’ starts June 13 at 11am PST at juliensauctions.com

On the personal front, Ringo celebrated 41 years of marriage to his second wife, Barbara Bach, on April 27.

Starr has three children: son Zak, 56; son Jason, 54; and his daughter Lee, 51, from his decade-long marriage to Maureen Starkey, which ended in 1975.

The nine-time Grammy winner and his All Starr Band will kick off their 22-date Spring Tour 2022 this Friday at Canada’s Casino Rama Resort in Rama.

'I hope to see you there!'  Ringo and his All Starr Band will kick off their 22-date Spring Tour 2022 this Friday at Canada's Casino Rama Resort in Rama (pictured in 2019)

‘I hope to see you there!’ Ringo and his All Starr Band will kick off their 22-date Spring Tour 2022 this Friday at Canada’s Casino Rama Resort in Rama (pictured in 2019)

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