Dia al-Azzawi | The Freddie Collection

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Pioneer of modern Arab art Dia al-Azzawi launches his genesis NFT collection, Freddie, now live exclusively on Mint Gold Dust. Born in Baghdad in 1939, the 83-year-old artist is now living and working in London. His impressive work negotiates new relationships between the past and the present, and for the first time in his career, he has entered a new medium working in digital art. Inspired by his grandson Frederick, the NFT collection was created to express his love and fondness for his grandson and the importance of our future generations and what we leave behind. Young people hold the key to creating a better future for us and they are the most affected by what our world faces today. Describing his new collection, Dia explained, “I wanted to create a body of work that captures a young child’s energy using the traditional shapes and colours I grew up with. By embracing this connection between the old and the new, the Freddie collection allows me to leave a piece of my childhood in the metaverse for future generations to enjoy.”

Freddie 1.0 #5

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Freddie 1.0 #5

Freddie 1.0 #6

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Freddie 1.0 #6

Freddie 1.0 #2

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Freddie 1.0 #2

Freddie 1.0 #7

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Freddie 1.0 #7

Freddie 1.0 #8

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Freddie 1.0 #8

Freddie 1.0 #3

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Freddie 1.0 #4

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Freddie 1.0 #4