Daniel Angeli, King of the Paparazzi, Launches His First NFT Collection of People Photography

Author of some of the world’s greatest firsts and scandals, ‘the Paparazzi King’, Daniel Angelic, launches its first NFT collection of ‘People’ photos. During the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, in May 2022, 500 anthologies will be sold under the theme ‘French Riviera’; a unique digital retrospective of the great moments of emotion, scandal and beauty of these icons that have come to mark the history of the Riviera.

It is not necessary to introduce Daniel Angeli, official photographer of the Cannes Film Festival for thirty years and more than sixty years of career with the most legendary celebrities. The King of the Paparazzi owes his international reputation to countless shots of stolen moments in the lives of stars, those countless unadorned tabloid covers that tell the true intimacy of celebrities in an age unparalleled. His hunting list includes other big names such as Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger… who can relate Daniel Angeli to his large family of celebrities, often with amused complicity… The “French Rivera” collection contains the press archives of years’ 60s and 90s, some of which were sold to the international media for several million euros.

Angeli’s photos tell of his quest for firsts that made headlines: The adulterous photos of Sarah Fergusson, the immortalization of the naked dive in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat by Fiat boss Giovanni Agnelli support the world news of the time. We also remember the iconic portraits of John Lennon and Yoko, those of Elizabeth Taylor as she climbed the steps at the Cannes Film Festival, or even the sulphurous intimacy of Brigitte Bardot in Saint Tropez.

His hunting list includes other big names such as Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Mick Jagger… who can relate Daniel Angeli to his large family of celebrities, often with amused complicity…

The “French Rivera” collection features press archives from the 1960s and 1990s, some of which were sold to the international media for several million euros. Angeli’s photos tell of his quest for firsts that made headlines: The adulterous photos of Sarah Fergusson, the immortalization of the naked dive in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat by Fiat boss Giovanni Agnelli support the world news of the time.

We also remember the iconic portraits of John Lennon and Yoko, those of Elizabeth Taylor as she climbed the steps at the Cannes Film Festival, or even the sulphurous intimacy of Brigitte Bardot in Saint Tropez.

The launch of this NFT collection is unprecedented in the history of the digital art market. NFT collectors are presented with a panel of 500 unique photographic works that tell the mythical life fragments of stars under the sun of the Riviera.

The history of paparazzi photography is reinventing itself in contact with new technologies to make numbered, dated and signed digital works of globally recognized value accessible to every buyer. All photos are hosted on the Ethereum blockchain and are available on the Opensea exchange platform.

The beating of this “French Riviera” collection will take place in May 2022, in symbiosis with the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival; an exclusive presale, followed by an official sale open to the general public, will take place during the event, directly from the website daniel-angeli.com

This unprecedented operation will be accompanied by a physical exhibition in collaboration with Cannes Town Hall and the mythical festival itself, to showcase some of the legendary photos for sale digitally.

The exhibition takes place a stone’s throw from the Palais des Festivals. A Whitelist will be opened very soon to allow some lucky prospective buyers to mint one or more works in preview. Each buyer gets full ownership of their purchase and as a bonus will receive a high quality print signed by the author, Daniel Angeli.

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