• Playboy and Seven Foundation Launch NFT Exhibition Series to Support Underrepresented Digital Artists

  • Playboy and the Sevens Foundation have entered into a unique partnership to create an NFT series, divided into four parts, that will focus on speech, gender, sexuality and other core Playboy editorial themes. The series will help support digital artists by allowing them to cast and sell their work through a new grant, facilitated by Sevens.

    Pushing boundaries, embracing new art forms, and celebrating diversity

    The Art of Gender and Sexuality is the first in a series that encourages artists to celebrate the power of diverse identities. Playboy was the first major porn publication to put a transgender person on its cover. The magazine has been pushing boundaries and is ready to embrace new art forms and techniques such as NFT, as they recently debuted with their Miami Beach Art Series and Liquid Summer Series.

    Liz Suman, vice president of art curation and editorial at Playboy and a member of the Playboy curatorial team, said.

    “One of the things I’m most excited about as a woman working at Playboy and as a female curator working in digital art is the opportunity to build on that legacy by working with more female artists and diverse voices. I can’t name an organization more dedicated to amplifying underrepresented digital artists than Sevens.”

    Sevens developer Tim Kang added the following about the collaboration.

    “Sevens Foundation is committed to ensuring that social issues in new digital opportunities remain intact and fair to all participants in the global promise of the blockchain. For us, elevating the voices of women and LGBTQ+ is an important goal, and doing so in this emerging industry is critical to ensure that the prevalent culture of submissive masculinity of the past is broken and healthy equality and understanding is created globally.”

    Playboy to Cast NFT Artwork for Free

    Submissions begin today and last one month. Playboy will cast the artists’ work and return it as NFT.Neither Sevens nor Playboy will receive any profit. The work of the 50 selected candidates will be featured at the Playboy x Sevens event during NFT’s New York conference this November.

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