Estate of Celia Cruz collaborates with Archetype-IO to release the late Cuban-American singer’s NFT collection at Art Basel 2022. The collection aims to preserve her legacy by providing her likeness and essence that “the younger generations can learn and enjoy.”
The NFT series will showcase Cruz’s life using rare, never before seen photos and footage and will feature memorabilia in the form of her belongings such as wigs, letters, and dresses. The collection will also utilize a unique selection of 3D objects and digital wearables to retell her story and pay tribute to her contributions as the worldwide cultural ambassador of Latin music.
The Estate of Celia Cruz will also drop her avatar set on Collector-IO, an upcoming Miami-based NFT marketplace, as their first legacy NFT assortment. Moreover, Archetype-IO also stated that they will launch her concerts on the metaverse.
Celia Cruz’s avatar set will be available on Collector-IO as early as September. Metaverse aficionados can join Collector-IO's allowlist by submitting their email on this link. Her first memorabilia NFT collection will debut at Art Basel 2022, Miami, in December. The prices of the NFTs will start at $2,500.
The global art event, Art Basel 2022, is set to take place on December 1-3 at Miami Beach Convention Center. It will showcase modern and contemporary art galleries comprising pieces created by aspiring artists and maestros alike. The event will feature historical art showcases, sculptures, paintings, and films in the main exhibition hall.