Bros Star Luke Goss’ Paintings Valued At Almost £300m
As well as being a member of one of the eighties’ biggest boy bands and acting opposite the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Wesley Snipes on the big screen, Bros star Luke Goss is now making a name for himself in the art world.
Not only is the 52-year-old about to exhibit his first collection of paintings, but they have also been valued at a reported £291m ($400m).
The 18-piece collection, titled Love And Faith, will feature in an exhibit in Los Angeles from this weekend and will be personally arranged and lit by the former pop star.
Love And Faith will be entirely backed by non-fungible tokens – a unit of data stored on a digital ledger – making it the first collection to be released this way.
Speaking of his upcoming exhibition Luke said: “Painting was a new frontier for me as an artist, and part of the fun was breaking new ground.”
Of his decision to have his artwork backed by NFTs, the musician added: “When I first learned about NFTs and how they can establish a stronger connection between the art and the people who appreciate it, I knew that was another pioneering space I had to be involved with.
“As a foundation in our society, never before has Love and Faith been needed more.”
Discussing how non-fungible tokens could be the future, Ed Rodriguez, CEO of BPN Capital Group – who are managing Luke’s collection – said: “Luke’s collection is a prime example of the type of real-world assets that NFTs represent.
“By tokenising this collection, we can democratise ownership of these extremely valuable works of art.
“Pairing their stake with a serigraph of Luke’s work makes blockchain and NFTS feel real and tangible.”
Born in South London, Luke found huge fame with his twin, Matt, as part of Bros in the eighties.
After splitting in 1992, Luke moved to LA and forged a successful acting career, appearing in the Hellboy and Blade franchises.
Luke and Matt reunited in 2017 for a comeback concert. A documentary about their reunion, Bros: After The Screaming Stops, was also released in 2018.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.