Verified Labs, artist Michael Kalish, Triumph Motorcycles, and IEL have joined forces with the McQueen Estate. This collaboration is set to launch 1,000 NFTs that pay tribute to Steve McQueen’s love for motorcycles.

The rapidly evolving digital art scene and the world of traditional cinema come together flawlessly in this one-of-a-kind project. The collection, known as the “King of Cool Racing Team”, comprises 1,000 distinct generative artworks, each possessing unique rarity traits. These artworks are available for purchase on the ThetaDrop platform.

ThetaDrop will launch this collection on July 14, which draws inspiration from Kalish’s 2022 portrait of McQueen. Furthermore, the project benefits from the contribution of McQueen’s grandson, Chase, who adds a distinctive and personal touch.

Those who collect these unique NFTs will receive a virtual Triumph Bonneville T100 Motorcycle enclosed within a digital shipping crate. This exclusive content, accessible only through the asset, grants entry to the King of Cool Racing Team, providing access to special events and games.

Moreover, each NFT showcases a 3D portrait of Steve McQueen that can be explored using cutting-edge virtual reality technology. This ensures an immersive experience for fans as they view the portrait.

King of Cool Gets Immortalized With NFTs

McQueen was known for his roles in films, like The Cincinnati Kid, The Magnificent Seven, and The Towering Inferno. He not only excelled as an actor but also harbored a deep passion for motorcycles. McQueen amassed a remarkable collection of Triumph Motorcycles and Hot Rods, engaging in numerous races.

The co-founder and CEO of Verified Labs, Justin Trevor Winters, stated about the collection:

“The truth is, it’s all about legacy. We wanted to make sure we did our part to help McQueen live on for future generations.” 

The Steve McQueen NFT collection stands as a testament to the profound impact McQueen had on American culture. This influence served as a significant inspiration for Kalish‘s artwork. 

Kalish expressed that their shared enthusiasm for cars, motorcycles, family, and iconic American objects and moments created a strong connection between McQueen and the artist.

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen

Final Words

There is an ongoing revolution in the digital realm about how we honor legendary figures, such as McQueen. Just this month, BYTE City announced its plans to immortalize the iconic Bruce Lee. Also, in November last year, rare pictures of Jimi Hendrix were released as NFTs. 

This uprising highlights the unmistakable timelessness and universality of these celebrities’ charismas, surpassing the boundaries of both eras and technology.