Legendary Hong Kong street artist Szabotage and Quidd, the original digital collectibles and NFT marketplace of Animoca Brands, today announced Stencil Tongue, a collaboration on a new art series available in Quidd that gives users the option to mint the collectibles as NFTs. This collection continues Szabotage’s creative journey into the metaverse.
The collaboration with Quidd pushes Szabotage’s iconic stencil language firmly into the metaverse while enticing the audience to uncover a unique narrative through the collectible metagame. Szabotage, the first Hong Kong Street artist to mint NFTs, takes a keen interest in words and verbal language, yet tells stories through his signature stencil imagery. Through his symbolic visual poetry, he expresses double meanings, cult language, plays on words, Cockney rhyming slang, popular sayings and polar opposites, offering a new perspective and meaning to the status quo.
The Stencil Tongue collection marks the first time Szabotage, whose NFTs have sold for the equivalent of more than US$10,000 each, will offer digital art accessible to anyone, whether crypto native or not, through Quidd’s marketplace and its ability to let users buy items off-chain and later seamlessly mint them on-chain.
The first two sets in the Stencil Tongue collection invite collectors to unlock randomized combinations of stencils to create their own stories through the artist’s individual stencils, with the order and contents of the draw changing the interpretation and meaning each time. The extremely limited, serialized Print Series of the Stencil Tongue collection digitally delivers Szabotage’s own stylized combination of his unique stencil language.
Szabotage’s Stencil Tongue collection is slated to appear exclusively in the Quidd app on 27 July 2022.
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