‘Grattitude’ with attitude

USA TODAY and iconic artist Peter Tunney are teaming up to benefit charity.

The USA TODAY Network has partnered with legendary artist Peter Tunney to create two original paintings that we’ve turned into animated NFTs to benefit charity. All proceeds will equally benefit The Sunny Center to help individuals who have suffered the injustice of wrongful conviction and the Gannett Foundation which supports community-building initiatives across the country.

Tunney is known for his innovative mixed-media use and work that evokes optimism and hope with simple yet powerful truths. His pieces can be seen from the streets of New York City, where dozens of billboards have lit up the skyline for over a decade, down to Miami’s Wynwood Walls, where he pioneered the famed colorful urban-art display. His work is collected widely throughout the world by serious art collectors and well-known celebrities. 

Tunney used original pages from USA TODAY and our network of more than 250 local newspapers to create intricate and mesmerizing collages as the base for these dynamic paintings and NFTs. “Grattitude,” which is spelled with two t’s, as in the inseparable concept of “attitude,” is a limited run NFT on sale now for just $250 while they last. “LIBERTY” is a fiery tribute to the wrongfully incarcerated. The painting and singular NFT will be auctioned to the highest bidder. The auction opens  Monday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. ET and ends on Wednesday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The bidding starts at $50,000. Gannett will be offsetting the NFT carbon footprint with carbon credits. 

This is an opportunity not just to own one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge, legacy art, but to right injustice and strengthen communities – and use art to help make the world a better place.

LIMITED-RUN “GRATTITUDE” NFTS

Visual journalist Pat Shannahan turned Tunney’s painting, “Grattitude,” into two distinct animations. One celebrates gratitude with bouncing, cheerful emojis; the other emphasizes Peter’s irrepressible “Attitude of Gratitude” outlook. 250 individually-minted NFTs of each animation are for sale until sold out. Don’t miss your chance to own a vibrant digital animation of the noted artist’s painting.

Published By : USA Today

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