Richard C. Miller’s Marilyn Photos Enter the Metaverse

A collection of Richard C. Miller’s images are being sold as NFTs, Yahoo reports. Miller first worked with Marilyn in her modelling days, when she was still Norma Jeane (these early sessions were shot in full-colour Kodachrome.) They reunited in 1950 for an unpublished layout at a theatre audition, and then again at her zenith, during filming of Some Like It Hot.

“In its most anticipated release to date, Phto. — an NFT Fine Art Photography pioneer and industry leader — announced the ‘Innovation of Influence,’ a curated digital collection paying homage to one of the most photographed women in history … This extraordinary release of the Norma Jeane collection by Miller, which has been exhibited, collected, and sold by institutions such as the Getty Museum and Christie’s, features fascinating rare images of the storied starlet that will be sold as digital NFT collectibles for the very first time.

Phto. has licensed nearly 100 of these rare photographs and negatives as Limited Edition and 1-of-1 Fine Art Photography NFTs that come complete with a first-of-its-kind, blockchain-native Certificate of Authenticity. Featuring stunning portraits of the would-be superstar as both an ambitious teenager and a Hollywood powerhouse, this vibrant mid-century digital collection will go live for sale on Friday, Oct. 14, on all reputable digital asset marketplaces at a price of approximately $100 USD each. View a preview of the collection at https://www.phto.io/normajeane.

Included within its limited-edition ‘Innovation of Influence’ release, Phto. will also auction a series of 1-of-1 mixed-media and AI collaborations with five renowned Web3 creatives: Claire Silver, Jeremy Cowart, Sara Baumann (aka Sparky), Jeneva and Amber Vittoria. Each artist will place their signature style on a unique photograph from Miller’s collection, further amplifying and exemplifying the capabilities of fine art photography as a digital asset.”

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