Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are digital assets consisting of real-world pictures, movies, and other media, and which have a blockchain-based record of ownership, have sparked a massive frenzy. Despite concerns about a bubble, the market for NFTs has been growing in the previous months.
Recently, in commemoration of the 75th birthday of the late Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter and founding member of the famous band Queen, four non-fungible tokens (NFTs) artworks inspired by him are being auctioned off in support of the non-goal profit’s to combat AIDS across the globe.
The works were proudly made by artists Blake Kathryn, Chad Knight, Mat Maitland, and also, MBSJQ.
All but one of the images depict Freddie Mercury, while the fourth is a dreamy representation of a white grand piano with a crown perched on its seat, in the middle of which is a pond full of swimming goldfish.
The auction of those four NFTs was organized by The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity established by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as the band manager Jim Beach, in honour of the singer.
A timed sale on the digital art marketplace, SuperRare, began on September 20 and will conclude on September 22, according to the organizer. All profits from the sale will be donated to the organizer and they will then distribute the total money to those who are in need.
Acknowledging the performer’s last words, the organizer said in a joint statement, “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’.”
About Freddie Mercury and The History Behind The Historic NFTs
Mercury, who majored in graphic design and art history, would have been 75 on September 5 this year. In 1991, he passed away as a result of AIDS-related pneumonia. In Mercury’s memory, Mercury Phoenix Trust has been established.
Freddie Mercury was well-known for his passion for art, which he expressed via his colourful demeanour as well as his music. Prior to pursuing a musical career, he studied graphic design and art history, and later in life he became a collector of fine art and stained glass.
This straightforward statement served as the inspiration for the four digital artists, who were tasked with creating NFT artworks that reflected various attributes of the singer’s character.
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Throughout 2021, non-fungible tokens have been a popular subject of discussion. Many celebrities, including Eminem, Tom Brady and Lindsay Lohan have all hopped on the NFT bandwagon and created their own collections.
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