Bondly Partners With Globe Photos To Bring Rare Art to the NFT Space

In creation and expansion of our new vertical, Bondly Art, Bondly is proud to announce a partnership with Globe Photos.

Globe Entertainment & Media, Corp. is the owner of several historic archives of iconic images from the 1930’s era to the present day. The archives include photos of all major movie stars and musicians, in addition to historic and art images. Many of the photos owned by Globe have never been seen or released to the public. Bondly’s role in the partnership will be to mint and release some of the company’s rarest and most iconic images as NFTs. These will include images of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor taken by Frank Worth, whose archive was called “The most significant find of its kind in the past 50 years”; by English Auction House Christie’s

When: 4 PM EST on April 1st, 2021

Each tier will have a set of photos and each set of photos will have a story attached to it that describes the particular moment in time that led up to the iconic photograph. These stories capture the essence of the times and storyline of the celebrity along with the Photographer’s life journey.

Tier 1 — Frank Worth Collection

In tier one, we present a set of some of Frank Worth’s most famous images.

Frank Worth was born in New York City in 1923.

Frank was charming, witty and immediately struck up a rapport with those he was photographing. As a result, his employer, International News Service (INS) sent him to Hollywood as a staff photographer after he graduated in 1940.

Frank Sinatra came to Hollywood a couple of years after Worth and they too became close friends. Through Sinatra, Frank met and became friends with ‘Rat Pack’ regulars Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Presented here is Frank Worth’s photograph captured in front of Sands in Las Vegas. This iconic photo of Frank Sinatra will be the first listed NFT in this Globe partnership.

Frank Worth captured and retained extensive collections of Marilyn Monroe photographs, most of which have never yet been published. Frank also had a long personal relationship with Marilyn Monroe, including a rumored secret love affair. He took many photos of the young actress years before she made the first film that brought her stardom, The Asphalt Jungle.

Frank Worth never released his best photos. Some of his shots were to him as private as his personal life. He only admitted to his affair with Monroe just months before his death.

One of Frank’s historic images of Marylin Monroe from their time together will be available for purchase during this NFT sale:

The third and final piece of the first tier of rare NFTs for sale will be this photo of Elizabeth Taylor:

Frank Worth was chosen as one of the photographers working on the set of ‘Giant’ with Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson. He took some of Elizabeth Taylor’s most iconic images during that time, photos that have graced the cover pages of many publications from the Hollywood reporter to the Sunday Times.

To Summarize:

The remarkable rare and highly valuable collection of negatives were only found by his estate in Worth’s home after his passing in 1999.

The negatives reveal a diverse, previously unseen catalog of Frank Worth’s Hollywood friends, acquaintances and sports stars, representing an array of the famous stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

It is hard to overstate the importance of this discovery; “The most extraordinary collection and find of its kind in the last 50 years,” according to a statement made by Christie’s of London in 2002, a leading art auction house in the UK and the USA.

Sale Details:

The first tier sale will include the three aforementioned pieces of fine art, each being minted three times. These will be the rarest pieces of art we will be selling during this sale.

Each piece will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Quantity: 3 NFTs Total (3 pieces x 1NFTs per piece)

Utility: 1 Physical Print will be sent w/ NFT Purchase to the Top Bidder.

When: 4 PM EST on April 1st, 2021

Auction Duration: 24 Hours


Tier 2 — Unique Contemporary and Pop Art

In this tier, we present 5 unique pieces of art: the Dali Dollar, Bitcoin, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra.

Read on to learn more about each piece and its creator:

The following four pieces were created by Thomas Hussung and Nicholas Miller:

These artists are best known for their Andy Warhol-inspired portraits and bright colors found in their contemporary works.

To learn more about Thomas Hussung and his work click here.

Dali Dollar


Elvis Presley’s ‘BLAM’


Next, we have a piece made by Jules Muck:

Shown here is her ‘Marilyn Flowers’ piece, using Warhol’s famous black ‘Marilyn’ painting as her base.

Check out more of her art and bio on her website here.

Marilyn Flowers

Sale Details:

The second tier sale will include the five aforementioned pieces of fine art, each being minted 100 times. Thus, a total of 500 NFTs will be minted. These will be the most unique pieces of art we will be selling during this sale. Consider this our main sale.

Price: 0.3 ETH each

Quantity: 500 NFTs Total (5 pieces x 100NFTs per piece)

Utility: Owning digital versions of unreleased art

When: 4 PM EST on April 1st, 2021


Tier 3 — Free + Gas fees

In the final tier, we present an Andy Warhol-inspired Bondly piece as well as two randomly selected works of art from this set. These will be a promotional giveaway of 3 NFTs, just pay gas fees!

The randomly selected works of art will be included in the Mystery Packs, all created by Thomas Hussung. Thomas Hussung is a contemporary German Pop artist best known for his Andy Warhol-inspired portraits of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and other iconic figures.

Thomas Hussung’s bio and works can be found here.

Thomas Hussung has also been featured above in Tier 2 for your consideration.

Andy Warhol-Inspired Bondly Token

This amazing artwork is Thomas Hussung’s take on how Andy would have painted the Bondly logo. It represents Andy’s famous Dollar ($) Sign paintings.

Sale Details:

This tier will be a promotional tier. Each will hold 1 Andy Warhol Bondly art as well as two additional pieces of art. There will be 333 of each available. We would like to dedicate this tier to the community as a way of saying thank you for your ongoing support.

Price: These are free to our community, just pay for gas!

Quantity: 333 each

Utility: Owning unique Bondly art!

When: 4 PM EST on April 1st, 2021


In Conclusion:

Our close relationship with Globe represents one of our partnerships that will define and etch out Bondly’s future in the NFT Art space. We are very excited about this project, and the many opportunities that it will bring. Bondly Art is going to embrace the real theory behind the NFT functionality that everyone holds true. We are creating a bridge between the physical and digital realms of art. After this initial sale, members of our community will be able to own real digital assets of real physical art!

About Globe Photos

Globe Photos, Inc. is the owner of one of the world’s largest collections of iconic photography and pop culture imagery, which includes more than 15 million images taken by more than 3,500 photographers from around the world over the last century.

About Bondly

Bondly is an interoperable, transparent and portable swap protocol designed to revolutionize traditional escrow methods and make everyone into their own digital marketplace. Our family of trust-enabling products is designed to be a part of everyday buying and selling giving peace of mind for swap or online purchases. Our product BondProtect is a Defi enabled eCommerce gateway specializing in integrating into your favorite online marketplaces very simply and easily with no integration fees, just staking tokens.

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