LOS ANGELES, CA (December 23, 2021) – On January 6, 2022, legendary artist Ruby Mazur and multimedia company Cosmic Wire, in partnership with NFT platform Launchpad by Byt (creators of Neo Tokyo Parts 1, 2, and 3), will drop 5,050 AI-generated NFTs based on Mazur’s iconic “Mouth and Tongue” design used on The Rolling Stones’ 1971 “Tumbling Dice” record sleeve. Each of the AI-generated NFTs are based upon the layers of Mazur’s original “Blah, Blah, Blah” painting and will vary in both appearance and scarcity in this limited, one-time-only release.
Sadly, Mazur was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six months to live…one year ago. Since then, he decided he would create his last set of “Mouth and Tongues” with the time he has left and use them to support cancer research and treatment.
Today, Mazur and Cosmic Wire are proud to announce a new partnership with FCancer, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit in the United States and a registered Canadian charity dedicated to improving health outcomes by providing early detection, prevention, and support programs that advance health equity for individuals and communities affected by cancer. Together, they will release multiple NFT drops throughout 2022.
Thus, in support of the new partnership, there will be four “Super Rare FCancer” generatives added to the “Blah, Blah, Blah” collection with 100% of those proceeds being donated to their foundation.
In addition, 15% of funds from the 5,050 generative sales as well as royalties will be donated to support their efforts. Collectors who join the drop’s whitelist will receive a 10% discount and can mint their NFTs early on January 5th.
Join the drop’s whitelist here: www.cosmicwire.com/mouth-tongue/
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Ruby Mazur and album covers
Music fans across the globe are familiar with Ruby Mazur’s work. During the early part of his career in the ‘60s and ‘70s, he created over 3,000 album covers for musicians and film scores. He is perhaps best known for his immediately recognizable design of the iconic “Mouth and Tongue” artwork depicted in the painting and associated NFTs.
With its eye-popping mouth and tongue image surrounded by labels representing elite consumerism, “Blah, Blah, Blah” is reminiscent of Mazur’s readily identifiable signature creation.
Recalling the inspiration for the painting, the artist explains, “I was in a gallery one night during one of my exhibitions, and I heard this couple talking. The man goes, ‘You know, I was going to bring the Rolls, but it was dirty. So, I took the Lamborghini instead, and as I was getting in – son of a bitch – I scratched my Rolex!’ He was what we would, call, ‘new money.’
“He kept on like this, just bragging. As I listened to him, I just rolled my eyes back in my head, and all I could hear was, ‘Blah, blah, blah…’ I went home and immediately painted the piece.”
Of the 5,050 generative “Blah, Blah, Blah” NFTs, Mazur says, “I think it’s great that there will be all of these different variations of my painting. At most NFT auctions, we’re talking about very sizable sums of money being exchanged. Here, we’re offering lots of people the chance to purchase a generative NFT at a price they can afford and do some good at the same time.”
“FCancer is incredibly excited to partner with Cosmic Wire for the Ruby Mazur NFT drop. Ruby’s story is inspirational and we’re so grateful he’s choosing to use his art and platform to give back and help us make a positive impact in the cancer space,” said FCancer Co-Founder Julie Greenbaum. “We look forward to many more successful collaborations together!”
Says Cosmic Wire CEO Jerad Finck, “We’re so excited to be offering NFTs of Ruby Mazur’s work. I consider him to be the Andy Warhol of our time, he’s pop culture personified. In addition, we couldn’t be more excited to help FCancer in their mission to support individuals and communities affected by cancer with this drop, while cementing Ruby’s legacy with donations in perpetuity. Finally, it has been an amazing experience to collaborate with the ninja developers, Kaleb, and the rest of the Byt crew. The entire project is so cool and will have such a huge impact.”
For more information, please visit: https://cosmicwire.com/
About Cosmic Wire
Authentic. Relatable. Credible. Aspirational. Cosmic Wire develops and brands iconic physical and digital IP through cutting edge technology and omnichannel marketing.
About Launchpad by Byt
Launchpad by Byt is a world-premiere, fully inclusive NFT launch platform that turns ideas into today’s reality while helping pioneer the latest in smart contract technology. Moreover, the Byt team is responsible for some of the largest NFT projects in existence, including Neo Tokyo Parts 1, 2 & 3, which currently have a market cap over $360 million collectively.
FCancer is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in the United States and a registered Canadian charity dedicated to improving health outcomes by providing early detection, prevention, and support programs that advance health equity for individuals and communities affected by cancer. For more information, please visit www.letsfcancer.org.
Join the whitelist now: www.cosmicwire.com/mouth-tongue/
Quick note; We hope to get an interview with Ruby Mazur in the coming days.