• Charles Salvador ‚Bronson‘, the UK’s most violent prisoner, is releasing an NFT collection on February 12th.
• The collection includes 1,500 previously unseen pieces from Bronson’s 47 years in prison and solitary confinement.
• 25% of proceeds from the sale will go towards a foundation that supports art-making programs for at-risk youth.
UK’s Most Violent Prisoner Launches NFT Collection
Charles Salvador ‚Bronson‘, who was first imprisoned in 1974 for armed robbery and has since become known as the UK’s „most violent“ prisoner, is launching an NFT collection that features his artwork.
NFT Collection Details
The collection includes 1,500 previously unseen pieces from Charles‘ 47 years spent in prison and solitary confinement, alongside 8,500 3D pieces inspired by poetry, personal interviews, and writings. Certain rare NFT holders are being promised a meet and greet with the founders and an AMA with the artist, in addition to various other physical items. 25% of proceeds from the NFT sale will also go towards a foundation supporting art-making programs for at-risk youth. The physical exhibition at Henarch Galleries will only be accessible to those who hold an NFT. It opens on Feb 26th.
Prices & Release Date
Prices for Bronson’s works on paper range from £700-£30,000 per Sky News. As for the NFTs, it is being promoted on Twitter with a release date of Feb 12th; prices are still to be determined.
Previous Prisoner NFT Auctions
It isn’t the first time a sitting prisoner has released an NFT collection in order to draw attention to their plight; in Dec 2021 an auction of drawings made by Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht raised over $6 million dollars to support families with incarcerated children.
Purpose of Exhibition
London based curator Oliver Hammond told Sky News that he hopes the exhibition will boost Bronson’s bid for parole: “If we can show that Charlie wants to get out of prison to work on his art I think there is definitely a good chance that he gets out on parole.“