• Charles Salvador ‚Bronson‘, the UK’s most violent prisoner, is launching an NFT collection featuring his artwork.
• The collection includes 10,000 pieces from Bronson’s 47 years spent in prison and solitary confinement.
• 25% of proceeds from the sale will go towards a foundation supporting art-making programs for at-risk youth.
Charles Salvador ‘Bronson’ to Release NFT Collection
UK’s most violent prisoner Charles Salvador ‘Bronson’ is set to release a 10,000 piece Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection on February 12th via OpenSea.
About the Collection
The collection consists of 1,500 previously unseen pieces from the 47 years that Bronson has spent in prison and solitary confinement, alongside 8,500 3D pieces inspired by poetry, personal interviews and writings. Certain rare NFT holders are promised a meet and greet with the founders and an AMA with the artist, in addition to various other physical items. Additionally, 25% of proceeds from this NFT sale will be donated to a foundation supporting art-making programs for at-risk youth.
An exhibition at Henarch Galleries will only be accessible to those who hold an NFT – it opens on February 26th. Prices for Bronson’s works on paper range from £700 – £30,000 ($960 – $41K). As for the NFTs themselves – prices have yet to be determined.
Other Prisoners Releasing NFT Collections
This isn’t the first time that a sitting prisoner has released an NFT collection in order to draw attention to their plight – Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht released an auction of drawings made by him whilst serving multiple life sentences back in December 2021 which raised over $6 million dollars for families with incarcerated children.
Purpose Behind Bronson’s Artwork
London based curator Oliver Hammond hopes that this exhibition will boost Bronson’s bid for parole saying: “If we can show that Charlie wants to get out of prison to work on his art, I think there is definitely a good chance that he gets out on parole.“
Charles Salvador ‚Bronson‘ is releasing an expansive 10,000 piece Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection featuring his artwork as well as 8500 3D pieces inspired by poetry and personal interviews which will be available via OpenSea starting February 12th 2021 with 25% of proceeds going towards a foundation supporting art-making programs for at-risk youth.