Critically Acclaimed Arab artist Dia al-Azzawi Launches first NFT collection on Mint Gold Dust

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LONDON, NEW YORK: Pioneer of modern Arab art Dia al-Azzawi announces his genesis NFT collection, Freddie. The collection is set to drop May 5th on Mint Gold Dust, a curated NFT Platform designed to seamlessly connect digital artists and collectors on the Ethereum Blockchain. Born in Baghdad in 1939, the 83-year-old artist is now living and working in London. His impressive work negotiates new relationships between the past and the present, and for the first time in his career, he has entered a new medium working in digital art.

Inspired by his grandson Frederick, the 8 piece NFT collection was created to express
his love and fondness for his grandson and the importance of our future generations and what we leave behind. Young people hold the key to creating a better future for us and they are the most affected by what our world faces today.

Describing his new collection, Dia explained,

“I wanted to create a body of work that captures a young child’s energy using the traditional shapes and colours I grew up with. By embracing this connection between the old and the new, the (Freddie collection) allows me to leave a piece of my childhood in the metaverse for future generations to enjoy.”

This first drop in the Freddie series is set to drop on Mint Gold Dust at 12pm EST; 16:00 GMT on May 5th, 2022. Check out the collection preview today at:

Reference: TiFiNi Gallery ( Abbas Aref, Mariam Tayeb) in collaboration with Mint Gold Dust)


Growing up in Iraq I was always aware of Dia al-Azzawi and he is an absolutely amazing artist. Glad to see Iraqi artists getting into NFT!

Also, it is pretty cool finding other Iraqis on this platform!