The Graffiti Queens' Virtual Exhibition is a Game Changer for NFT Art

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Graffiti Queens

The Graffiti Queens Art show is buzzing on Twitter, and I'm here to answer some questions. People are coming out of the wood work to find out: what is the Graffiti Queens?

In a nut shell, it is an all female NFT art show. But it is far more than what appears on the surface. For the first time in Crypto Art History an all female, no artist limit, no rules apply, no fees, no application, non-platform specific show is taking place in Decentraland

For the first time, a true blockchain cryptocurrency, Polygon, is sponsoring the female artists in the space. It’s the first time major celebrities have joined forces with NFT artists to do an exhibition. Celebrities such as Pussy Riot and Viktoria Modesta, who recently sold their first NFTs on foundation, are involved, just to name a few. It has created such a buzz that Paris Hilton herself has engaged in conversations with the female artists in the exhibition.

Makersplace and Known Origin have banded together to bring support to the exhibition. With Makersplace bringing the entire Venus of the Metaverse event to extend into the Graffiti Queens, and David Moore, founder of Known Origin, creating special contracts for his artists so gas fees don’t kill them to mint work for it.

The WOCA foundation members have stepped up to organize interviews and artist discussions on the project and the artwork across all social platforms like Club House. 

How does one apply? Again, there is no application process. Simply chose the artwork you want: new, old, sold it doesn’t matter. Get an Apensea link for it and direct message it to me @CryptoYuna on Twitter. It’s as simple as that. Yet artists continue to ask where to submit their applications, because it’s certainly not what they are used to in this space.

But who are the Graffiti Queens and how did this name and theme come about?

None of this would have been possible for any of these amazing women if Darren Cullen of the Graffiti Kings had not reached out and asked me if I would be willing to curate an all female art show in his new skate park gallery in Decentraland, Vegas. Also, BIG BIG thanks to Sam at Decentraland who is building the Skate park and believing in this vision. 

Who is Darren and who are the Graffiti Kings for that matter? 

Like all of us, he is an artist, one with a most colorful background. His street art name is SER; he grew up in London. He began as a youth on the streets when nicking cans of spray paint was all he could get his hands on. Eventually word got around about this amazing artist, so much so that the local train operators and even UK Government wanted him to do graffiti, giving him all the paint and projects he could handle. 

He put all his buddies to work. Darren even had Banksy paint on one of these projects. I’ll just let that sit there.

Today, Darren has turned the Graffiti Kings into a major brand. The Kings have over 2.4 million Facebook followers, they're the only Graffiti artists ever backed by the UK government, their own radio station and a web show for Facebook, Ladbible and Extreme Official... and that’s just the short list.

So why host an NFT art show? Because the Graffiti Kings know it’s the future for artists. They are here to make some noise and bridge the gap between worlds. What better way to start than to host an exhibition—and with all the ladies none the less, making them the official Graffiti Queens! 

The open call for artists ends March 20. Already we are over flowing the skate park gallery borders and using Polygon's Decentraland space as well.

The Exhibition is April 3, 2021, in Vegas, Decentraland at Graffiti Kings Skate Park Gallery. 

All are welcome to attend this historic event! We'll see you there.

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