Why Musician and Ethereum NFT Artist Jimmy Edgar Is Skeptical of Music NFTs

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15w ago2022-08-04

For musician and visual artist Jimmy Edgar, NFTs are intangible—but that’s not a bad thing.

In the music world, Edgar has worked with the likes of Vince Staples, Charli XCX, Miguel, Machinedrum, and remixed Lady Gaga’s “Babylon.” But he’s also branched out on his own with NFTs. 

Edgar is releasing an Ethereum NFT collection on August 11 called OXYGEN, which consists of 13 artworks that play with the viewer’s conception of the immaterial, liquid, air, and consumerist symbols of adulthood. 

“Through a metaphysical process that Jimmy coins ‘digital condensation,’ the imagination solidifies as literal objects,” a press release reads.

The NFTs will be displayed at the Vellum LA NFT gallery in a solo exhibition in Los Angeles from August 11 until September 11 and will also be sold on NFT marketplace Foundation. Alice Scope and Sinziana Velicescu curated the exhibition.