Some of the American painter Lee Mullican’s digital artworks from 1987 are being given new life as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The “LeeMullican.PCX” collection features twelve artworks made by the artist while participating in UCLA’s Advanced Design Research Center’s Program for Technology in the Arts, a program that allowed the artist to replace his brush with a mouse and pen-like stylus.
The artworks were initially saved as PCX files, an image file format developed by the now-defunct ZSoft Corporation.
Because technology did not allow artists to readily search through files at the time, Lee recorded his digital pieces by taking 35mm photos of each individual piece and creating slides from the photos. Scans of these slides (preserved by The Estate of Lee Mullican) are provided in the downloadable content included with the purchase of the NFTs.
Each LeeMullican.PCX NFT is minted on the Tezos blockchain and is available on Feral File, a mix of an online gallery, marketplace, and publisher of NFT artist editions.
The NFTs are already available for purchase as a set of 12 artworks, with a total of 20 editions available for $2,400 each. There are just 8 editions left (at the time of writing).
Individual artworks will be available for collection once the sale of the sets concludes — in less than 24 hours.