Metacurio, the leading NFT creative agency for A-list talent and global brands, is creating an historic NFT collaboration with Ukrainian star Wladimir Klitschko and legendary artist WhIsBe.
The NFT series, which drops today, will be titled “Vandalz for Ukraine: WhIsBe x Wladimir Klitschko”. It will feature four NFT editions of WhIsBe “Vandal Gummy” bears in blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
OpenSea to host drop
Leading NFT marketplace OpenSea will host the drop. Three editions of “Vandal Gummy” bear NFTs will be on sale for $100, $1,000, and $10,000 respectively. A 1-of-1 NFT selling for $1MM will also take place. Partners in the drop will waive their fees.
Funds will go to Red Cross Ukraine and UNICEF
All of the funds accumulated will go directly toward supporting the people of Ukraine during the war through Red Cross Ukraine and UNICEF.
The drop sale will go on for three weeks. Metacurio Founders Sophie Watts and Jeff Hood said in a joint statement:
This is not just a chance to own an astonishing piece of art history but, more importantly, an easy way to directly support the people of Ukraine who are in crisis right now. We are humbled to support this cause in every way possible.
Wladimir Klitschko, the longest-reigning heavyweight boxing world champion in the world, said:
It is a magnificent initiative: a support through art, a superb “suppart” at the service of people who suffer. Art can be beautiful on many levels when used to serve humanity.
Artist WhIsBe added:
I’m grateful for the opportunity to be of service for the greater good. It’s incredible to be able to use my art and this emerging technology to help others in need and provide immediate relief to any location in the world.
WhIsBe entered the crypto space in 2017 and became one of the first fine artists to enter the NFT space in early 2020. He sold the first non-auction 7 figure NFT in history and is one of the top ten NFT artists in the world.
His pseudonym, shorthand for “What is Beauty,” reflects themes of cultural examination and subversion, evident in much of his work.