In yet another world first from the non-fungible space, the Queenly NFT queer cryptogallery launches on 15th June. The platform is the first dedicated to LGBTQIA arts, and showcases a diverse roster of talent, opening with a collection of 90 unique digital works.
The Queenly NFT queer cryptogallery has drawn in some significant names from the digital arts world for its grand unveiling. These include Lola Flash, a New York creator whose work features in the permanent collection at MoMA. Nightlife photographer Wilsonmodels, another major Big Apple talent, is also on the list. And Los Angeles resident and pop photographer Maxwell Poth, joins the esteemed collection, too.
Who Else Is In the Queenly NFT Queer Cryptogallery?
Elsewhere, Queenly NFT queer cryptogallery artists are drawn from TV and music. Transgender songwriter and activist Mila Jam is just one example. The hit reality show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is here, too, with series eight winner Bob The Drag Queen and series nine runner-up, Peppermint. Famed caricaturist, sketch master and oil painter Justin T. Russo also has featured work. As does Palm Springs’ David Jester, whose pictures focus on abstract shapes in water, often swimming pools.
According to Advocate, all artists have chosen a queer charity, which will receive 5% of any revenue generated.
Metaverses and Representation
Although the Queenly NFT queer cryptogallery is a world first, the metaverse and marginalised groups make excellent bed partners. As culture bible The Face explained in an in-depth feature last month, the more virtual spaces people are able to create the more chance there is of democratic processes gaining a footing in the digital world. Technically speaking, it’s possible for everything from creation and curation to consumption to be fairer and more representative if communities have ownership overall their own virtual spaces.
But NFT art news continues to be dominated by major institutions. The latest Sotheby’s auction, which ends today, is just one example. For more on the problems non-fungibles cause in the art world dive into our long read on NFTs and systemic discrimination. Meanwhile, you can find more details on Queenly NFT here.