By nature I am not a political animal—the art world is treacherous enough. Sure, I did take a couple of jabs at the buffoon formerly known as our president, but recent events in Ukraine have led me to pursue a different course of action.
On Sunday morning, I saw a plea from the inimitable president of the Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, seeking financial assistance for his country’s efforts to resist the Russian invasion. I made a quick Instagram post in response expressing my support, which amounted to a modest call to arms (via NFT donations). The response was immediate.
Before long, everything fell into place. I teamed up with (the appropriately named) David Cash, who heads a prominent NFT design firm in Toronto, to launch a collection entitled NFTUkraine. The list of participating artists is growing, and all proceeds will be donated to the official Ukrainian government-sanctioned ETH account.