he first NFT collection was released based on the late world-famous martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. The Formless Form is an exclusive offering from Ethernity in association with his family company - it's not just any old collectible, though, rather than being tangible like other items you might find at your local museum or gallery.
The idea behind this collection, according to Ethernity's press release, is to "celebrate the life and legacy of the martial arts pioneer, philosopher, and global action film star."
Ethernity revealed the collection is based on Lee’s philosophy and life teachings, which were brought to life through this new art form.
Raf Grassetti, BossLogic, and Anthony Francisco created the artwork for the much-anticipated NFT collection.
"My father believed in honest self-expression," said Shannon Lee, chairperson, and CEO of the Bruce Lee Family Company. “We are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with these exceptionally talented artists, whose artistic expressions will help to authentically spread the positive message of Bruce Lee's philosophy and teachings to the world."
More NFT collections
The way artists are commemorated in the form of NFTs is becoming more common. In April 2021, Nirvana’s frontman Kurt Cobain was celebrated through his last photoshoot that transformed into NFTs.
Jerry Garcia, the guitarist for the rock band Grateful Dead and former boxer Muhammad Ali both, had their art converted into NFTs this year. The Jerry Foundation partnered with Ethernity to launch a first-of-its-kind collection.
Ethernity's CEO and founder, Nick Ross, expressed his excitement for the Lee project, saying, "We thrive off exploring opportunities for newly expanded worlds of important individuals, and an incredibly influential figure like Bruce Lee is a perfect fit for our great ambitions and endeavors."