NFT & NBA: Tony Parker Enters the Game!

French artist Julien Durix launches Web3 with an NFT “Like a Brush” collection in the colors of his work. Discover with us his universe and the surprises he has in store for his community.

About the artist

Cradled since childhood in an artistic environment, Julien Durix has devoted himself entirely to painting since 2012. After two years of artistic studies, he soon embarked on a more personal practice, featuring characters from his childhood.

From his beginning, emblematic characters have always been present in his paintings, as if they were one with him.

Active for more than 10 years in the world of contemporary art and with more than 500 works to his name, Julien exhibits at Galeries Bartoux. If this name doesn’t mean anything to you, then know that these galleries are located in 15 cities around the world (Paris, London, New York, Miami…) and exhibit no more or less than the great masters of contemporary art of the 20th century. !

Julien’s works, whose value today can reach up to €50,000 in galleries, mix eras and universes. Not limited to painting, Julien Durix is ​​also a sculptor. Throughout his career as an artist, Julien has explored different ways of expression for his art and his constant desire to innovate has led him to create in the Web3 space today.

“Like a Brush”: the art behind the collection

Durix’s first NFT collection is inspired by the genesis of every painter’s work: the brush.

Julien’s first sculpture, a 195 cm colored brush, quickly became one of his most iconic works. It was only natural that Julien was inspired by this work for his first collection of digital art. This perfectly embodies the genesis of his series of volumetric artworks.

Each brush in the NFT collection has multiple features that allow it to create unique and diverse variations.

In addition, Julien has drawn hundreds of new features inspired by his original work “Like a Boss” (the pink panther on a throne surrounded by two black panthers). But here the famous panther disappears in favor of a child with a familiar face: this character is in fact Julien as a child, another reference to the origin, on his throne, surrounded by several acolytes. What could be more logical for the birth of a project than to be interested in childhood?

The artistic goal of the collection is to enable anyone to identify with the character and put themselves in the skin of this child whose dreams are limited only by his imagination.

The NFT collection in more detail

The collection consists of 3,333 hand-drawn 3D animated brush NFTs by Julien Durix. It should be available during the month of September at the price of 0.28 eth per NFT.

On several occasions, all drop genesis holders can claim free, hand-signed limited edition prints of an original Durix artwork created especially for the community.

Easter eggs are hidden in some NFTs in the “LIKE A BRUSH” collection. These “special” NFTs unlock physical gold brush sculptures (30cm) and 1 NFT unlocks an original Durix brush sculpture (size: 2 meters / value: $25,000).

Finally, a fire mechanism was introduced into the collection. It will be progressive, there will always be 3 burn periods to collect the exclusive physical artworks; the first opens 3 months after the coin, the second after 1 year and the third after 3 years. The first two windows are not restricted and holders are guaranteed to receive the physical artwork corresponding to the fire window.

On the other hand, the third window, which unlocks the highest value physical artwork, will be limited to the 333 longest holders of the coin. If the number of wallets with the longest holding time exceeds 333, there will be a draw to select only the 333 winning wallets. Holders who keep their works until the third burning period will therefore have to take into account a risk/reward ratio.

The collaboration with Tony Parker

To create a collection of “bosses”, what could be more obvious than teaming up with real champions?

After a 4 year artistic relationship with Tony Parker, one of the most popular French basketball players in the NBA, and in full accordance with the charitable values ​​he carries, 111 NFTs from the collection have been created in the image of the champion.

“When I started my NFT project and thought about the concept of the collection, it seemed obvious to me to illustrate Tony. He has always been a “boss” in his field, so this image suited him incredibly well. »said Julien Durix.

All income from the sale of these NFTs is donated to the player’s charity: Infinity Care.

Conclusion

It is therefore a colorful collection that Julien Durix promises us and we can’t wait to discover what the rest of his journey in Web 3.0 has in store for us. To not miss any of his news, you can follow him on Twitter.

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