Cryptograph, the luxury and celebrity NFT auction platform, will release an NFT featuring the iconic image of Britney Spears and Madonna‘s onstage kiss at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. The original image was captured by veteran photographer John Shearer, who has now partnered with Cryptograph to immortalize the moment into an exclusive NFT.
Shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 28, 2003, the kiss between Madonna and Spears was one of the most iconic moments in award show history. Spears, who was 21 at the time, opened the show by singing Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” coming out of a wedding cake, dressed just like Madonna in her 1987 VMAs performance. The image caught the attention of nearly every major publication and TV outlet around the world.
Shearer is a Nashville-based photographer who has photographed a myriad of entertainers throughout his career. He was profiled in MusicRow‘s August/September print issue, available for purchase here.
The Kiss NFT will go live Thursday, Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. CT for 72 hours, exclusively at www.cryptograph.co. A percentage of revenue will benefit GLAAD-a nonprofit organization devoted to countering discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.
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