NFT & NBA: Tony Parker enters the Game!

French artist Julien Durix launches into Web3 with an NFT “Like a Brush” collection in the colors of his work. Discover with us his universe and the surprises he has in store for his community.

About the artist

Cradled since his childhood in an artistic environment, it is since 2012 that Julien Durix has devoted himself fully to painting. After two years of artistic studies, he quickly embarked on a more personal practice, which features characters from his childhood.

From his beginnings, emblematic characters have always been present in his paintings, as if they were one with him.

Active in the world of contemporary art for more than 10 years and with more than 500 works to his credit, Julien exhibits at Galeries Bartoux. If this name means nothing to you, know that these galleries are located in 15 cities around the world (Paris, London, New York, Miami…) and exhibit neither more nor less than the great masters of contemporary art of the 20th century. nowadays !

Julien’s works, whose value today reaches up to €50,000 in galleries, mix eras and universes. Not limited to painting, Julien Durix is ​​also a sculptor. Throughout his career as an artist, Julien has explored different means of expression for his art and his constant desire to innovate has led him today to create in the Web3 space.

“Like a Brush”: the art behind the collection

Durix’s first NFT collection is inspired by the genesis of every painter’s work: the brush.

Julien’s first sculpture, a 195cm colored paintbrush, quickly became one of his most iconic works. It was logical for Julien to draw inspiration from this work for his first collection of digital art. This perfectly embodies the genesis of his series of volumetric works of art.

Each brush in the NFT collection has multiple characteristics that make it possible to create unique and diverse variations.

In addition, Julien has drawn hundreds of new features inspired by his original work “Like a Boss” (the pink panther on a throne surrounded by two black panthers). But here, the famous panther disappears in favor of a child with a familiar face: this character is in fact Julien as a child, another reference to the genesis, on his throne, surrounded by various acolytes. What could be more logical for the birth of a project than to be interested in childhood?

The artistic purpose of the collection is to allow everyone to identify with the character and to imagine themselves in the skin of this child whose dreams are limited only by his imagination.

The NFT collection in more detail

The collection is made up of 3,333 hand-drawn 3D animated brush NFTs by Julien Durix. It should be available during the month of September at the price of 0.28 eth per NFT.

On various occasions, all drop genesis holders will be able to claim free, hand-signed, limited-edition prints of an original Durix artwork created especially for the community.

Easter eggs have been hidden in some NFTs in the “LIKE A BRUSH” collection. These “special” NFTs unlock physical golden brush sculpts (30cm) and 1 NFT unlocks an original Durix brush sculpt (size: 2 meters / value: $25,000).

Finally, a burn mechanism was introduced to the collection. This one will be progressive, there will always be 3 burn periods to collect the exclusive physical works of art; the first will be open 3 months after the mint, the second after 1 year and the third after 3 years. The first two windows are not limited, and holders are guaranteed to receive the physical artwork corresponding to the burn window.

On the other hand, the third window, which unlocks the highest value physical artwork, will be limited to the 333 longest holders from the mint. If the number of wallets with the longest holding time exceeds 333, a draw will take place to select only the 333 winning wallets. Holders who will keep their works until the third burning window will therefore have to take into account a risk/reward ratio.

The collaboration with Tony Parker

To create a collection of “bosses”, what could be more obvious than collaborating with real champions?

Following a 4-year artistic relationship with Tony Parker, one of the most popular French basketball players in the NBA, and in total agreement with the charitable values ​​he carries, 111 NFTs from the collection have been created in the image of the champ.

“When I started working on my NFT project and thinking about the concept of the collection, it seemed obvious to me to illustrate Tony. He has always been a “Boss” in his field, so this image suited him incredibly well. »said Julien Durix.

All revenue generated from the sale of these NFTs will be donated to the player’s charity: Infinity Care.


It is therefore a colorful collection that Julien Durix promises us and we can’t wait to discover what the rest of his journey in Web 3.0 will have in store for us. To not miss any of his news, you can follow him on Twitter.

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