Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork: ‘Spreading peace and love in the metaverse!’

Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork.

$1,000 is the starting bid for all five of the 81-year-old Englishman’s pieces – Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art, and Crash – which include short animated videos featuring his drumming.

‘I only ever wanted to be a drummer yet you never know where a new idea or path will lead you,’ Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement.

Bitcoin Beatle: Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork

‘This new technology is so far out it’s inspired me and I loved creating these NFTs combining my art and my music. Who’d have thought I would be spreading peace and love in the metaverse.’

Each NFT comes with a signed 25in x 25in canvas print and an exclusive virtual hangout of Starr’s gallery experience, RingoLand, created by Spatial.

‘Ringo Starr is not only an international music icon but an innovative auction legend,’ said Julien’s Auctions president/CEO Darren Julien.

‘It has been our distinguished honor and privilege to represent the incomparable Ringo Starr in his auctions and our Beatles auctions these past years which have achieved world records at Julien’s.

Proud painter: $1,000 is the starting bid for all five of the 81-year-old Englishman's pieces - Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art, and Crash - which include short animated videos featuring his drumming

Proud painter: $1,000 is the starting bid for all five of the 81-year-old Englishman’s pieces – Galaxy One, Galaxy Two, Bandana Man, Starr Art, and Crash – which include short animated videos featuring his drumming

Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement: 'I only ever wanted to be a drummer yet you never know where a new idea or path will lead you.  This new technology is so far out it's inspired me and I loved creating these NFTs combining my art and my music.  Who'd have thought I would be spreading peace and love in the metaverse'

Ringo (born Richard Starkey) said in a statement: ‘I only ever wanted to be a drummer yet you never know where a new idea or path will lead you. This new technology is so far out it’s inspired me and I loved creating these NFTs combining my art and my music. Who’d have thought I would be spreading peace and love in the metaverse’

‘We look forward to making music history again as he makes his mark as the first Beatle entering the NFT marketplace with this exciting collection of his original music and art works heading to auction.’

A portion of proceeds to benefit The Lotus Foundation, an organization aimed at advancing social welfare in areas like substance abuse, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, battered women and their children, homelessness, and needy animals.

‘The Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle’ begins June 13 at 11am PST on juliensauctions.com.

Julien’s Auctions previously auctioned off the legendary drummer’s Ludwig drum kit for $2.2M, his Ludwig Ed Sullivan Show drumhead for $2.1M, and his personal copy of The Beatles White Album for $790K.

'The Creative Mind of a Beatle': Each NFT comes with a signed 25in x 25in canvas print and an exclusive virtual hangout of Starr's gallery experience, RingoLand, created by Spatial

‘The Creative Mind of a Beatle’: Each NFT comes with a signed 25in x 25in canvas print and an exclusive virtual hangout of Starr’s gallery experience, RingoLand, created by Spatial

Charitable: A portion of proceeds to benefit The Lotus Foundation, an organization aimed at advancing social welfare in several diverse areas

Charitable: A portion of proceeds to benefit The Lotus Foundation, an organization aimed at advancing social welfare in several diverse areas

Going, going, gone!  'The Ringo Starr NFT Collection - The Creative Mind of a Beatle' begins June 13 at 11am PST on juliensauctions.com

Going, going, gone! ‘The Ringo Starr NFT Collection – The Creative Mind of a Beatle’ begins June 13 at 11am PST on juliensauctions.com

On the personal front, Ringo celebrated 41 years of marriage with second wife Barbara Bach on April 27.

Starr has three children – they are Zak, 56; they are Jason, 54; and daughter Lee, 51 – from his decade-long marriage to Maureen Starkey, which ended in 1975.

The nine-time Grammy winner and his All Starr Band will kick off their 22-date Spring Tour 2022 this Friday at Canada’s Casino Rama Resort in Rama.

'I hope to see you there!'  Ringo and his All Starr Band will kick off their 22-date Spring Tour 2022 this Friday at Canada's Casino Rama Resort in Rama (pictured in 2019)

‘I hope to see you there!’ Ringo and his All Starr Band will kick off their 22-date Spring Tour 2022 this Friday at Canada’s Casino Rama Resort in Rama (pictured in 2019)

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