Kurt Cobain’s ‘The Last Session’ photoshoot to be sold as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT).
Photographer Jesse Frohman has launched a website to auction off more than 100 photos from that day he spent with Nirvana, which are available as an NFT. Frohman will be sending a portion of the proceeds from the sale to the JED Foundation. They are a non-profit organisation that raises awareness of mental health to prevent suicide in young adults and teenagers.
NFTs are one-off digital assets that can be bought and sold like anything else. However, what’s obscure about NFTs is that you’ll only own it in digital form, and it’s not tangible. So unlike investing in a house or an oil painting, you don’t have anything physical which you own.
A description from Frohman’s website states: “‘The Last Session’ NFT collection includes images, polaroids, and contact sheets with Frohman’s original markups, some of which have never before been seen. The landmark NFT release offers those who celebrate Kurt’s legacy a chance to share ownership of a moment that is etched deeply upon the soul of music and culture.”
Frohman said to the Rolling Stone, “I wanted to do something that other people hadn’t done before. It’s something so special that won’t be offered again.”
He added: “I think of Kurt especially as an idol, and sort of a hero, for the crypto world. They love to buck the system. To me, that’s what Kurt was. He was very anti-establishment — and he was outspoken about that. I think he would be very interested in the NFT art space.”
The auction begins on May 3rd at 5am BST and runs until May 7th at 11pm BST.