• UK’s most violent prisoner Charles Salvador ‚Bronson‘ is launching an NFT collection.
• The 10,000 piece collection includes 1,500 previously unseen pieces from Bronson’s 47 years in prison.
• 25% of proceeds from the NFT sale will go towards a foundation supporting art-making programs for at-risk youth.
Charles Salvador ‘Bronson’ to Release NFT Collection
Charles Salvador ‚Bronson,‘ who was first imprisoned in 1974 for armed robbery and has since become known as the UK’s „most violent“ prisoner, is launching an NFT collection that features his artwork. The 10,000 piece collection includes 1,500 previously unseen pieces from Bronson’s 47 years spent in prison and solitary confinement, alongside 8,500 3D pieces inspired by poetry, personal interviews, and writings.
Certain rare NFT holders are being promised a meet and greet with the founders and an AMA with the artist, in addition to various other physical items. 25% of proceeds from the NFT sale will also go towards a foundation supporting art-making programs for at-risk youth.The physical exhibition at Henarch Galleries will only be accessible to those who hold an NFT and opens on Feb. 26th. Prices for Bronson’s works on paper range from £700-£30,000 while prices for the NFTs have yet to be determined; they are scheduled for a Feb 12th release on OpenSea.
Bronson has not left jail since 1974 due to repeated offenses against both staff and fellow inmates; he now calls him Charles Salvator. Retired Metropolitan police detective Peter Kirkham told Sky News that he hopes this project will boost Bronson’s bid for parole: “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.“ It’s not the first time a sitting prisoner has released an NFT collection either – In Dec 2021 an auction of drawings made by Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht raised over $6 million dollars to support families with incarcerated children.
London-based curator Oliver Hammond told Sky News that he hopes the exhibition will boost Bronson’s bid for parole: “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.“
Controversial inmate Charles Salvador ‚Bronson‘ is releasing an expansive 10,000 piece NFT collection featuring never before seen artwork created during his 47 years spent in prison and solitary confinement as well as 3D pieces inspired by poetry and more. A portion of proceeds earned from sales will go towards helping at risk youth through artistic programming initiatives while some lucky buyers may even get a meet and greet opportunity with the artist himself!