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Visithra Manikam Becomes First M’sian Visual Artist To Grace NYC’s Billboards For Her NFTs

today27 July 2022


Discriminated here, M'sian finds her art snapped up online by Snoop Dogg | Malaysia | The Vibes
Source: The Vibes

It was only last year that Visithra Manikam made RM1.5mil from her NFTs, with none other than Snoop Dogg among buyers. Now, her art graces three of Times Square’s iconic billboards in New York City.

Throughout many years, Visithra faced discrimination in the art world. While taking part in multiple exhibitions over the years, she has been told that her pieces were “too Indian” from gallery artists and even fellow artists.

“I’ve been in shows where I’m the token Indian. Between January and September 2019, there were 71 exhibitions in the top nine galleries – only six shows featured Malaysian Indian artists,” she told the media.

NFT art by Malaysia’s Visithra graces New York’s Times Square
Source: The Vibes

The display of her NFTs (non-fungible token) on NYC’s billboards is in conjunction with her being invited on as a speaker at the biggest NFT Conference last month, NFT.NYC. She was also the only Malaysian that was invited to attend.

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Written by: Quinny Tan