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Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova)

Fragile Masculinity Genesis

Lot Closed

March 14, 06:05 PM GMT


5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Details


Nadya Tolokonnikova

b. 1989

Fragile Masculinity Genesis

wax and wick

17 by 10 by 10 in. 43.1 by 25.4 by 25.4 cm.

Executed in 2023.

The artist.

Conceptual artist and activist Nadya Tolokonnikova is the creator of Pussy Riot, a global feminist protest art movement. Today, hundreds of people identify as a part of the Pussy Riot community.

She was sentenced in 2012 to 2 years' imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance. Went through a hunger strike protesting savage prison conditions and ended up being sent far away to a Siberian penal colony, where she managed to maintain her artistic activity and with her prison punk band she made a tour around Siberian labor camps. Published a book "Read and riot: Pussy Riot's guide to activism".

Co-founder of independent news service and media outlet, Mediazona ,she has spoken before the US Congress, British Parliament, European Parliament, appeared as herself on season 3 of House of Cards.

Pussy Riot's Punk-prayer was named by The Guardian among the best art pieces of the 21st century ("feminist, explicitly anti-Putin, protesting the banning of gay pride and the Orthodox church’s support of the president"), collaborated with Bansky on his “Dismaland” exhibition, endorsed by Marina Abramović and Ai Weiwei, created an immersive experience at London’s Saatchi gallery.

Pussy Riot joined the NFT community in early 2021, co-founder of UnicornDAO, instrumental in raising over $7m with UkraineDAO, a PleasrDAO member, and a supporter of a stronger female representation in the NFT space.

Pussy Riot stands for gender fluidity, inclusivity, matriarchy, love, laughter, decentralization, anarchy, and anti-authoritarianism.

Fragile Masculinity Genesis is 100% wax and can be burnt or preserved by the collector.