Culture Club’s Boy George embarked on his solo career after the band split in 1985, and has since released nine studio albums. He has now announced an exciting new project as he will release his first ever collection on Non-fungible tokens.
Boy George, real name George Alan O’Dowd, will be releasing 9,999 unique tokens as part of a collection to raise money for LGBTQ+ organisations including the Elton John Aids Foundation and Shelter.
The project is called CryptoQueenz and will feature original artworks by the singer. It will launch on 1st March, allowing fans to have their very own piece of his artwork. The tokens will include one of his most celebrated pieces of work called Scarman, as well as his famous hat collection, and are all designed by him.
Speaking about the collection, George said: ‘As a creator and artist I’ve long been interested in the different mediums which can act as a canvas for self-expression. NFTs and digital art are a great example of this and help to democratise the stuffy art world for everyone.
‘I hope this project will help to bring a little colour and joy into everyone’s lives whilst helping to support the LGBTQ+ community which I’m very proud to be a part of.’
Although this is George’s first NFT collection, it isn’t the first time he has worked on a project like this, as he has released artwork in this form before with cryptocurrency trading site Crypto.com for their NFT collection.
Speaking about this previous work, he said: “I think life turned me into art. My role models were both artistic types and hard-working types. I’ve painted myself and others. I have painted myself into a corner.
“Digital art is a new emotion and it can be very musical. I’m mixing all of the things I do together, music, art, fashion, poetry and anything else it leads to. I have stopped refusing to be influenced.” (GHR)