Wladimir Klitschko, two-time world heavyweight champion, has launched his own NFT collection in support of the war and relief efforts for his homeland Ukraine.
Gummy Bears for Relief
The collection is called “Vandalz For Ukraine: WhIsBex Wladimir Klitschko” and is available to collectors in a tiered pricing structure. There are three price points for the collection, $100, $1000 and $10,000 on OpenSea. Brooklyn-based artist WhIsBe, the creator of the collection’s creative design, commented on the collaboration, saying:
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the greater good. It’s amazing to be able use my art and this new technology to help others and provide immediate relief in any part of the world.
WhIsBe is well-known for his “Vandal Gummy Bears” artwork. These will be included in every item in the collection. Each NFT will feature prominently the colors of Ukraine’s flag, which are blue and yellow. To provide additional funds for Ukraine’s crisis relief efforts, one NFT was listed at $1million.
Agency Waives Fees
Metacurio, a NFT-focused agency for global brands and A-list talent, was instrumental in the creation of the NFT collection. All of the associated partners waived their fees. All proceeds from the sale will go to UNICEF and Red Cross Ukraine in relief efforts.
Jeff Hood and Sophie Watt, founders of Metacurio, spoke about the collection and how it contributed to Ukraine’s war effort.
“This is more than a chance to buy an amazing piece of art history. It’s also a way to support people in Ukraine right now who are in crisis.”
Boxing Champion Takes Up Arms
Wladimir Klitschko is the longest-reigning heavyweight world champion boxing. He has chosen to fight on the frontlines of the country’s resistance despite his celebrity status. Klitschko spoke out about the NFT collection.
It is a wonderful initiative that supports people in need through art. When art is used to help humanity, it can be beautiful on many different levels.
Vitali Klitschko was also a boxer, and is now the mayor in Kiev. He also joined the war, picking up arms to defend his homeland.
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