Virgin Mary, Please Become A Feminist, features Pussy Riot's hand-drawn artwork across a digitized copy of her actual 2012 prison sentencing documents. This release launches as a 1 of 1 this Wednesday, September 29th, at 4 p.m. PST on SuperRare, with an initial reserve of 13.12 $ETH.
The drop is accompanied by a companion collection of 333 unique hand-drawings. The companion pieces will be minted at pussyriot.love for .1312 ETH each. Inspired by their shared love for rebellion, plants, cows, and psychedelics are several collaborations with Trippy. Proceeds from the project support victims of domestic violence in Russia, currently incarcerated political prisoners, and Pussy Riot's own ongoing activism and art.
It was 9 years ago when three members of the punk art feminist movement, Pussy Riot, were sentenced to 2 years in prison. Pussy Riot's imprisonment started a global art-artivist movement. Thousands of people around the world protested in support of the women arrested for speaking against church leaders supporting Putin.
Guardian named, Virgin Mary, Please Get Rid of Putin, among the best art pieces of the XXI century ~ "…feminist, explicitly anti-Putin, protesting the banning of gay pride and the Orthodox church's support of the president.” Dale Eisinger, writer and reporter for Complex, ranked Punk Prayer the 14th best work of performance art in history. Madonna, Banksy, Paul McCartney, Bjork, Sting, Sergey Brin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Peaches, Chloe Sevigny, Garry Kasparov, and others expressed support for Pussy Riot and her message.