Mintable will celebrate comic legend Stan Lee‘s life and work with an NFT auction featuring artworks done up by internationally-renowned painter Rob Prior as well as personal photographs and videos taken by Jonathan Bolerjack.
Dubbed the “Stan Lee Legacy Collection,” each painting was selected and signed by Lee before his passing in 2018. The auction offers both real-life artworks and blockchain-backed NFTs, providing buyers with the opportunity to bid on large-scale paintings and their corresponding digital assets.
“For almost two years before his passing, I worked closely on this project with Stan, and while he’s not here today to see it unveiled to the world, I can’t possibly imagine a more befitting medium than an NFT to showcase it,” said Prior in a release. “Stan’s legacy is ever-enduring, one that will continue to permeate the comic book industry forever, and to see his final project immortalized on the blockchain is reflective of that fact.”
The paintings — I Am Iron Man, Introducing Stan Lee: Master of Magic and The Infinity Gauntlet — prominently incorporate Lee’s headshot into a selection of comic posters, where the visionary appears as either the hero, villain or in a cameo role. Sold in a one-of-one auction, only one edition of each painting and NFT will be available for sale.
“Stan meant so much to so many people, not just comic book fans, and through all of these enduring cameos in the films, he touched millions of lives,” Prior continued. “But he was always conscious of where he started,