The Queenly NFT is the first cryptogallery for queer creators with an incredibly talented and diverse initial roster of artists. The NFT Collection includes a range of unique pieces (over 90 in total) which will primarily be sold via auction (there is also a social impact component with each artist designating a queer charity to receive 5 percent of sales from their collections), according to a release. Artists include prolific photographers Lola Flash (based in NYC, her work was just added to MoMA’s permanent collection), Wilsonmodels (one of NYC’s top nightlife photographers), Greg Salvatori (Provincetown) and LA-based Maxwell Poth (who’s photographed people including Ricky Martin, Tan France, Adam Lambert, and Kehlani for our April/May cover); trailblazing drag queens like RuPaul’s Drag Race S8 winner Bob the Drag Queen (LA), Drag Race S9 runner-up Peppermint (NYC), and 2-time Drag Race All Stars competitor Manila Luzon (LA); NYC-based transgender singer/songwriter & activist Mila Jam (who’s performed with artists like James Brown, Mark Ronson & Natasha Bedingfield); Palm Springs-based painter David Jester (whose calming works feature swimming pools, exploring the abstract shapes in water environments inspired by the struggles of the LGBTQ community); NYC-based artist & illustrator Justin T. Russo (whose work ranges from portraiture to caricature, drawings and oil-based paintings); Provincetown-based multidisciplinary artist Gaston Lacombe (whose works are recognizable by bold motifs & explosive colors); and NYC-based LGBTQ activist Eugene Lovendusky.
The Queenly NFT goes live on June 15. Learn more on the website.