Both the Amy Winehouse Foundation and MusiCares organizations have announced a special kind of NFT, this time the item put to the auction will be a picture from Amy, taken by photographer Charles Moriarty, with the help of visual artist Mark Palkoski.
The auction event was set on May 18 and was available for bidding through Mandolin and Open Sea. This NFT is part of the Back To Amy exhibit and live stream, which will be presented live on July 2 for her 10th anniversary of her passing.
The livestream will be presented by Mandolin, City Winery, and Qello Concerts by Stingray and pre-sale tickets are available now, with $10 from every ticket going towards the Amy Winehouse foundation and MusicCare.
The Amy Winehouse foundation, which was created in memory of the singer, who passed away in 2011 at only 27, is a registered charity founded to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience. On the other hand, MusiCares is the Recording Academy’s charitable wing, which distributes millions of dollars every year to music people in need.
Amy’s mother Janis Winehouse commented on the Back To Amy exhibition saying, “Charles has captured a fresh-faced Amy full of life and fun, I treasure those photos“. Unlike other NFTs, all these proceeds will go to both organisations for them to support musicians struggling with mental health, addiction, and substance abuse.