We're having a heat wave, A tropical heat wave, The temperature's rising, It isn't surprising, She certainly can can-can. She started a heat wave By letting her seat wave In such a way that The customers say that She certainly can can-can. Gee, her anatomy Makes the mercury Jump to ninety-three. We're having a heat wave, A tropical heat wave, The way that she moves That thermometer proves That she certainly can can-can. —Irving Berlin
Since PB took it’s first few steps into the world of crypto art or NFTs, several collections have been offered up for the taking.
The Little Red Book Of Commie Porn offers up 13 original print files from the infamously sold out book. Take a look HERE.
Pink Buddha is also offering up a fun batch of Chinese propaganda with a bit of a twist. These 6 images were first created as memes for Facebook shenanigans back in the days when FB was still fun. Take a peek HERE.
And then the classic work, When I Grow Up And Other Mantras is available as individual print files. Rumor has it that PB is willing to bundle the entire book for the right price and customer. Is that you?
Check out the images HERE.
So, what do you get when you buy any of these NFTs? Well, provenance for one. The file with metadata. In some cases, PB has linked additional goodies like pdfs of the original books. Don’t let the weird new currency deter you. Most of what PB has listed is between 25 and 60 dollars US.
Yep. PB has gone crypto.
So, what’s the big deal about this? Well, it’s provenance of digital art. Proof of ownership, in this case of original print files from PB’s book, “When I Grow Up & Other Mantras.” It also, finally, gives digital art legitimacy —although, you can create NFTs for pretty much anything digital or tangible.
When a file is purchased, it becomes the property of the buyer. The blockchain keeps a record of transactions. It also pays me a small percentage if the file is sold again in the secondary market. And it’s decentralized, so the transaction is solely between buyer and seller. No middle man bullshit.
For those that don’t recall, a couple of years back (2016-ish) PB created a series of cut & paste memes reflecting the ennui of our systemic dilemmas. Utilizing a couple of sets of 1960s educational flash cards, PB created angst with a vintage feel. Topics ranged from the miscellaneous absurdum to pointed social critique. Approximately 80 images were created and those cool cats at Black Scat Books published a book of the memes. Sadly, it is now out of print.
Sales of the book were minuscule. So, PB decided to break the book up and dip its digital toes into the crypto environment and see what shakes.
You can check PB’s shop on OpenSea HERE.