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16 September 2021, 17:36
The Mercury Phoenix Trust have partnered with SuperRare, creating four new NFT artworks to celebrate Freddie Mercury's recent 75th birthday.
This creative brief has been passed on to four artists Blake Kathryn, Chad Knight, Mat Maitland, and MBSJQ to create four separate, unique pieces of art in tribute to the late icon.
Available exclusively as a timed auction via SuperRare, these new NFT artworks will be sold as to collectors from 20th September.
All of the proceeds will go towards the worldwide fight against AIDS.
Freddie was an avid art collector himself and was well-known for celebrating all forms of art.
Even before becoming the beloved frontman of Queen, he achieved a degree in graphic art and design, so these visionary new works of art befit Mercury's passion and keep his spirit at the cutting edge of contemporary creativity.
SuperRare, the leading digital market place, teamed up with the Mercury Phoenix Trust which was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach after Freddie's passing to celebrate what would've been his 75th birthday.
Since its formation, the non-profit Mercury Phoenix Trust has given away over 17 million dollars in Freddie's name towards the global battle against HIV/AIDS.
The collection of artworks were curated by Six Agency. Their co-founder Georgio Constantinou said in the press release: “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."
The artists involved - Blake Kathryn, Chad Knight, Mat Maitland, and MBSJQ - have all used their varying disciplines to create artworks based on different aspects of Freddie's persona.
For more information on how to get your hands on these unique digital NFT artworks, head to SuperRare's website here.