The second working with Spink brining some rare Beatles photographs taken in Munich in 1966. The intimacy in which both photograhers were able to achieve in how they engaged with their subjects to get these wonderful pictures is very special.
Several weeks ago we partnered with renowned auction house Spink to do what we believe is the first Fusion DOT on a numismatic coin by an international auction house– the rare Henry III gold penny that received a lot of international interest. We were delighted to be invited to work with Spink again, this time on a series of photographs from free-lance photographer Frank Fischbeck taken in Munich on the Beatles’ last tour in 1966. The 5 photograhic Fusion DOTs were all successfully sold in an auction format this week. The photographic images capture the famous band members in relaxed and jovial moments as well as a series of images of the Beatles – both individual and group performance at the Munich concert in 1966. These have been really well presented by the specialist at Spink. I think they work brilliantly in the physical and digital formats for the Fusion DOT. The new owners of these DOTs own the physical photographs, ultra high definition files, as well as the intellectual property and copyright to the underlying images.
It has been a real privilege to partner with the Kiwi Arts Group on three amazing photographs of Andy Warhol by photographer William John Kennedy. The passion and knowledge that has been built up over many years by our partner on Kennedy makes this project particularly special. I enjoyed being part of the on line session we held to discuss the pieces and the important work of William John Kennedy that our partner is bringing to an increasingly large audience. Kiwi Arts Group worked with and knew Kennedy before he passed away and have also produced a film on Kennedy “Full Circle – Before They were Famous” which further brings the project to life. The three iconic limited edition photographs of Andy Warhol from the 1960s– Warhol holding Marilyn, Warhol Flowers and Birmingham Race Riot are also all signed by Kennedy. There is a quote by Kennedy on the context of how the photograph was taken on the description of the DOT. The way that Kennedy captures the exact moment that Warhol looks through the unfurled acetate of Marilyn with light streaming in behind on the acetate is amazing.
The Fusion DOTs provide legal documentation denoting the title of ownership with clear description of the rights of the owner on IP and copyright and physical ownership, certificate of authenticity and descriptive information on the piece with high resolution photographs. This is minted on the blockchain “fusing” the digital with the physical. These photographic images are of historical value and we hope we can use the DOTs to support strategies that further the legacy of photographers like William John Kennedy by bringing their extraordinary work to more people. These photographic images reflect our desire to work with partners to bring increasingly interesting and diverse art forms to our growing Coinllectibles communities. I thank the listeners who joined our on line sessions to learn more about the projects, new buyers who have shown interest in the pieces and participated in the auction, the dedication of our team, and most of all our partners who have integrated Coinllectibles into these wonderful projects.
Toby O'Connor, CEO of Coinllectibles