SUPERRARE AND THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST ANNOUNCE FOUR NEW NFT ARTWORKS CELEBRATING FREDDIE MERCURY’S 75TH BIRTHDAY
LIVE TO COLLECTORS WORLDWIDE SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE NON-PROFIT’S MISSION TO FIGHT AIDS WORLDWIDE
16 SEPTEMBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - SuperRare, the leading digital art marketplace, and The Mercury Phoenix Trust announce the release of four new 1 of 1 NFT artworks inspired by the late frontman of the legendary band Queen to celebrate his 75th birthday. NFT works by artists Blake Kathryn, Chad Knight, Mat Maitland and MBSJQ will be offered beginning on September 20, 2021, with proceeds benefiting The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the non-profit founded in Freddie’s memory to help fight AIDS worldwide.
The collection has been curated by Six Agency. Georgio Constantinou, co-founder comments - “Six was honoured to curate an incredible collection of artists to celebrate the life and impact of Freddie Mercury. After meeting with the Mercury Phoenix Trust, we knew that if Freddie were alive today, he would be excited about the creative potential of the NFT space”
As well as inspiring countless generations through his flamboyant persona, four-octave vocal range and timeless song writing, Freddie Mercury was well known for his love of all forms of art. Before embarking on his musical career, he attained a degree in graphic art and design (in 1969) and later in life became an avid collector of classical and contemporary art and glass works. In addition, he was recognized as having what experts considered one of the finest collections of Japanese antique woodblock prints.
Freddie Mercury left a very simple creative brief to the world on his passing. “You can do whatever you want with my work, just never make me boring.” This simple brief was given to four digital artists as the inspiration for each to create NFT artworks inspired by different aspects of Freddie’s beloved persona. The resulting collection takes Freddie’s legacy to the cutting edge of artistic activity... and thus Never Boring.
The four NFTs will be available exclusively as a timed auction via SuperRare on 20th September 2021 at 0800 hrs (PDT) for 75 hours.
Collection will be available to view here: https://superrare.com/freddiemercury
Blake Kathryn - Sanctuary
Mat Maitland – Somebody To Love
Chad Knight – Celebration of Uniquity
MBSJQ – Colorful Soul
Founded in 2018, SuperRare is a pioneering, curated marketplace for high quality NFT artworks, built on the Ethereum blockchain. More than $100M worth of NFT-based artworks, also known as ‘CryptoArt’, have been bought and sold on the platform, with artists earning revenue on both original sales and resales. In Aug 2021 SuperRare launched the new $RARE curation token, converting the SuperRare NFT marketplace into a community owned and governed network of galleries, decided on by community vote. Galleries and collectives who are approved by the community have independent storefronts, also known as ‘Spaces’. Each Space on the platform has the tools to buy, sell and curate single edition artworks.