After venturing out into the NFT space through Nifty Gateway, Playboy is now announcing a virtual art gallery in partnership with the blockchain-powered auction to show off their NFT works.
The upcoming show will feature a range of original NFT art created by digital collage artist Slimesunday in collaboration with Playboy‘s editorial and archival curators, titled “Liquid Summer.” Each virtually-mastered piece centers on the juxtaposition between past and future — fusing Playboy‘s almost-70-year legacy of provocative entertainment with the power of crypto’s ever-evolving, new frontier.
“My process has always involved scanning images from magazines, so when Playboy offered full access to their archive everything really came full circle for me,” Slimesunday told HYPEBEAST. “Working with Executive Editor Liz Suman and the entire Playboy team has allowed me to get the full story behind each image in a deeper way than I normally would be able to.”
Popular lifestyle magazine decided to host the virtual show in Decentraland, the first fully decentralized virtual world, more correctly in the Crypto Valley. “Playboy has always been synonymous with innovation and pushing boundaries,” said Decentraland’s Dave Carr.
In preparation for the May 4 launch, take a look at the full Playboy x Slimesunday collection on Playboy‘s website.