Maqbool Fida Husain was a prominent Indian painter who specialized in creating brightly colored narrative paintings in a modified Cubist style. Widely recognized as the ‘barefoot Picasso,’ MF Husain applied his knowledge of Art in paintings, sculptures, drawings, films, and writings.
While people may have mixed opinions on NFTs and their applications, no one can deny that NFTs immortalize items. These blockchain-based digital collectibles provide complete ownership to their buyers and proof of genuinity.
MF Husain’s work as NFTs
The Estate of MF Husain, the official structure that oversees the artworks made by MF Husain, has officially partnered with Hefty Art to launch the first NFT of Husain’s creation, Fury.
Hefty Art is an initiative by the Hindustan Talkies Private Limited. The Estate of MF Husain has also joined hands with Polygon, the popular platform for Ethereum scaling, and Hungama, a leading digital media entertainment organization in South Asia.
The partnership was made official after a video by MF Husain’s son, artist Owais Husain, announced Hefty Art as their official partner for the NFT launch. The aim is to bring the celebrated works of the revered painter back to life via NFTs.
It is the Fury of Husain.
The first art piece auctioned as an NFT is ‘Fury.’ This auction will be followed by a series of other collectibles in the form of digital assets (NFTs) and would feature true-blue collectibles, much to the joy of collectors.
Hefty Art aspires to become one of the biggest and an established marketplace in the world of Art NFTs on blockchain technology and feels that its vision is aligned with the artist’s esteemed work and image.
Comments from Hungama and Hefty Art on the collaboration.
Delighted by the prospect of working with The Estate of MF Husain, Neeraj Roy, the Managing Director of Hungama, expressed his happiness over the association and wants to revolutionize artists’ representation in the social world by showcasing their talents and creativity at a global scale. He claimed that he wants to “carry forward the legacy and artistic accomplishments of the legend in the digital realm.”
Ashish Chowdhry, the Co-Founder of Hindustan Talkies, also shared his thoughts. He commented that both he and Deep Parsana( the other co-founder) take pride in enhancing the world of entertainment with its entry into gaming and now the blockchain technology via Husain’s non-fungible tokens.
Owais Husain, the representative of The Estate of MF Husain, expressed his joy over immortalizing his father’s work. He stated that he was pleased to introduce his father’s iconic Art in a new avatar via NFTs. He quoted that “Through the sweeping breadth of his paintbrush, Husain changed the face of modern Art in India, thus taking his place in history. Noticeably, I believe this move will have a similar effect as it positions itself to play an essential role in the transformation of art markets worldwide.”
The horizon looks positive and hopeful for a change in culture for digital Art and artists, and that the future will give them better exposure, growth opportunities, and the deserved acknowledgment of their hard work and dedication. The non-fungible token revolution may be a blessing in disguise for the creators, for all we know!