Skip to main content

3

“Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone” - Josephine Baker

Born in 1906, Josephine Baker began touring with her first dance troipe at the age of 16. At 19, she moved to Paris to perform at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and introduced her famous danse sauvage. She became the most popular entertainer in France and earned star billing at the Folies-Bergére, where established another famous dance in a banana skirt. She once said, "one dance has made me the most famous colored woman in the world." She began singing professionally and in 1930 was one of the early artists to be in films. World War II cut most artists careers short, but nothing ever stopped Josephine Baker. During the German occupation of France, she entertained the French Résistance troops in Africa and the Middle East. Baker once said, "I shall dance all my life. . . . I would like to die, breathless, spent, at the end of a dance." She performed up until she died in 1975.

Josephine Baker achieved much in her lifetime as a war hero and civil rights leader. Her career as a performer is equally as important. She herself explained, “On the contrary, I have been very proud of my start, because it has made me remain human, and in that way understand my fellow brothers of misery.”

Sales of this NFT will help Addonis continue to help impact the community through his artwork and youth mentorship programs. Learn more here

From Paris With Love - by Addonis collection image
Addonis’ NFT series From Paris With Love originated from being requested by the French Consulate of Miami to create a portrait in honor of Josephine Baker’s 2021 induction into the Pantheon, making her the first Black woman to receive one of the highest honors in France. In 1925, Baker moved to Europe, fleeing US discrimination. She became the most famous woman in the world for her singing and dancing, as well as the highest paid entertainer of her time. When WWII hit, Josephine fought against the Nazis as a spy for the French Resistance and was awarded the highest order of merit for military and civil action. She returned to the US for the March on Washington, where she spoke just before Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” oration. This NFT collection connects the important moments in Ms. Baker’s life: the Pantheon in Paris, French Consulate of Miami, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, and the world via web 3.0.
Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
Token ID
Token StandardERC-1155
BlockchainEthereum
MetadataCentralized
Creator Earnings
info
10%

International Superstar Josephine Baker

visibility
21 views
keyboard_arrow_down
  • Price
    USD Price
    Expiration
    From
  • Price
    USD Price
    Floor Difference
    Expiration
    From
Event
Price
From
To
Date

International Superstar Josephine Baker

3

visibility
21 views
  • Price
    USD Price
    Expiration
    From
  • Price
    USD Price
    Floor Difference
    Expiration
    From

“Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone” - Josephine Baker

Born in 1906, Josephine Baker began touring with her first dance troipe at the age of 16. At 19, she moved to Paris to perform at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and introduced her famous danse sauvage. She became the most popular entertainer in France and earned star billing at the Folies-Bergére, where established another famous dance in a banana skirt. She once said, "one dance has made me the most famous colored woman in the world." She began singing professionally and in 1930 was one of the early artists to be in films. World War II cut most artists careers short, but nothing ever stopped Josephine Baker. During the German occupation of France, she entertained the French Résistance troops in Africa and the Middle East. Baker once said, "I shall dance all my life. . . . I would like to die, breathless, spent, at the end of a dance." She performed up until she died in 1975.

Josephine Baker achieved much in her lifetime as a war hero and civil rights leader. Her career as a performer is equally as important. She herself explained, “On the contrary, I have been very proud of my start, because it has made me remain human, and in that way understand my fellow brothers of misery.”

Sales of this NFT will help Addonis continue to help impact the community through his artwork and youth mentorship programs. Learn more here

From Paris With Love - by Addonis collection image
Addonis’ NFT series From Paris With Love originated from being requested by the French Consulate of Miami to create a portrait in honor of Josephine Baker’s 2021 induction into the Pantheon, making her the first Black woman to receive one of the highest honors in France. In 1925, Baker moved to Europe, fleeing US discrimination. She became the most famous woman in the world for her singing and dancing, as well as the highest paid entertainer of her time. When WWII hit, Josephine fought against the Nazis as a spy for the French Resistance and was awarded the highest order of merit for military and civil action. She returned to the US for the March on Washington, where she spoke just before Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” oration. This NFT collection connects the important moments in Ms. Baker’s life: the Pantheon in Paris, French Consulate of Miami, the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, and the world via web 3.0.
Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
Token ID
Token StandardERC-1155
BlockchainEthereum
MetadataCentralized
Creator Earnings
info
10%
Event
Price
From
To
Date