On Friday, coincidentally with the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Sotheby’s Boutique Auction House will auction a non-fungible token (NFT), including a former creation by Muhammad Ali Unseen original artwork. According to the announcement, the digital NFT artwork depicts Ali’s interpretation of the infamous “War of the Century” in 1971.
Luxury auction house launches Olympic series, exhibiting rare digital art works of Muhammad Ali
This week, Muhammad Ali Enterprise, the owner of all the intellectual property and propaganda rights of Sotheby’s and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, revealed a new NFT auction, which will be exhibited and auctioned on July 23. According to the announcement, 1-of-1 NFT is an unprecedented artwork created by the boxer himself. The art will be displayed for the first time using NFT technology.
Muhammad Ali’s wife Lonni Ali explained that the artwork created by her husband has been exhibited in the couple’s home for two decades. “This mixed media illustration of Muhammad has been hanging in our home for nearly 20 years and is part of his personal collection of art accumulated throughout his life,” Lonnie Ali said in the announcement. “It’s so exciting to see this work turned into an NFT. My husband is such an extraordinary person, just like the immortal NFT, so will he.”
The Muhammad Ali Collection NFT is designed to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday along with Sotheby’s “Olympic Collection”. Sotheby’s said the collection of the series “50 rarest of Olympic history and sports memorabilia.” Ali Boxing Legend is a special NFT interpretation of the 1971 “Fight of the Century” is. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fight was considered in New York’s Madison Square Garden is one of history’s greatest battles.
“NFT will be a 50-second loop to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary battle. 15-second applause erupted from the crowd, symbolizing the 15 rounds of battle,” the announcement from Sotheby’s and Muhammad Ali Enterprises revealed.
Sotheby’s first sports-related NFT auction
Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s head of streetwear and modern collections, commented on the upcoming Muhammad Ali NFT auction. He said that this auction will be owned by this luxury auction house The first NFT auction related to sports.
“This marks the first time Sotheby’s has sold sports-related NFTs,” Wachter said. “We can’t think of a more perfect way to enter the market than through this unique NFT, which showcases Muhammad Ali’s creative aspects and explores the boundaries between high-value sports memorabilia and art,” added Sotheby’s executives road.
Wachter said Ali NFT praised the sales of Olympic collections because the famous boxer is also an Olympian. Ali won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics, and Ali won the honor of being able to ignite the Olympic flame in 1996.
Muhammad Ali NFT series is Launched in March last year Named “The Ali Collection”, which also includes his match with “Smokin” Joe Frazier in 1971. Ethernity Chain cooperated with the museum Muhammad Ali Center to display the NFT collection.
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