Hello Goodbye! Sir Paul McCartney waves to fans as he arrives at JFK airport after Julian Lennon auctioned Beatles memorabilia as NFT
Sir Paul McCartney looked relaxed as he waved to fans as he walked through JFK airport in New York after the Beatles memorabilia auction was announced as the NFT.
The musician, 79, wore a black two-piece suit and matching winter coat as he strolled through the airport with an armed police escort.
Sir Paul wore a black suit, layered under a sleek black coat and paired with matching shoes.
Coordination: Sir Paul McCartney cut a relaxed figure on Friday as he walked through JFK airport in New York after news broke that Beatles memorabilia were being auctioned off as NFT
Keeping the cold at bay, he bundled up in a black hat and matching scarf, and carried a dark colored bag.
In accordance with coronavirus rules, he wore a matching black face mask over his mouth and nose.
It comes after news broke that Julian Lennon will be selling Beatles memorabilia as NFTs (non-fungible tokens), which are a form of cryptographic data, which will allow him to keep the originals.
The eldest son of the late John Lennon, 58, plans to flog several pieces from his personal collection through YellowHeart, but they will be sold as one-of-a-kind digital assets.
Fashionable: The musician, 79, looked effortlessly stylish in an all-black outfit as he strolled through the airport with an armed police escort
Items auctioned on February 7 as part of the collection include a black cape worn by John in Help! as well as handwritten notes for the band’s 1968 classic, Hey Jude, which was inspired by Julian and written by Paul.
The sale also includes three Gibson guitars that the photographer received from his father, and an Afghan coat that the Imagine hitmaker wore in the movie Magical Mystery Tour.
Each item will be sold as an audio-visual collectible, narration included by Julian himself.
Incredible: The eldest son of the late John Lennon, 58, plans to flog several pieces from his personal collection, but they will be sold as unique digital assets (LR: Paul, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John pictured at one o’clock unknown)
Sir Paul’s notes for Hey Jude have a starting price of $30,000 (£22,260), but it’s believed bids could more than double.
Opening to the article, the notes read: “The article comes to life in an even more personal way through exclusive audio narration by Julian Lennon, which is minted as part of this NFT.
“An NFT is a unique, non-interchangeable unit of data stored on the blockchain. Julian Lennon is the sole owner of the physical object.
Iconic: Items auctioned on February 7 as part of the collection include a black cape (left) worn by John in Help! The sale also includes NFTs of an Afghan coat (right) that the Imagine hitmaker wore in the movie Magical Mystery Tour
wow! The handwritten notes of the band’s 1968 classic Hey Jude were inspired by Julian and written by Sir Paul
“The winner of this article will share this exclusive to Lennon’s story as the sole owner of the NFT.”
Meanwhile, the cape starts at $8,000 (£5,928), the Afghan coat starting bid will be $6,000 (£4,446) and the guitars all start at $4,000 (£2,964).
A portion of the money raised from the sale will be donated to Julian’s White Feather Foundation, which helps provide access to clean water in developing countries.
Incredible: Each item will be sold as an AV collectible, narration included by Julian himself.
Exciting: “The winner of this article will share this exclusive of Lennon’s story as the sole owner of the NFT”