grimes has sold USD $6 million worth of digital artworks as NFTs. the self-described crypto queen auctioned her WarNymph digital collection featuring a total of 10 artworks created in collaboration with her brother mac boucher on a platform named nifty gateway. 

 

 

‘grimes is a creative in the truest sense of the word,’ said nifty gateway. ‘her music career has been filled with genre bending albums that she writes, sings, and produces . the creativity doesn’t end with music, she directs her own music videos too. this past year, grimes put a piece of her soul up for sale, and developed her ‘WarNymph’ avatar, a completely digital version of herself. this collection is a collaboration between grimes and her creative partner mac boucher. we could not be prouder to showcase their debut NFT collection!’

 

 

 

quickly gaining traction, NFTs (non fungible tokens) are described by forbes as ‘an entry on a blockchain… but unlike most bitcoin–which is fungible, meaning that one coin is essentially indistinguishable from another and equivalent in value–tokens on these blockchains are non-fungible. that means they are unique, so they can represent one-of-a-kind things, like a rare william shatner headshot or even the title to a piece of real estate.’

 

 

some digital artworks in the WarNymph collection by grimes were accompanied by exclusive music created by the artist herself: ‘earth’ features the unreleased Ærythe, ‘mars’ has its own mars theme, and ‘death of the old’ carries a demo of anhedonia. the collection was divided into seven limited editions and two open editions — ‘earth’ and ‘mars’ which sold around 700 copies for USD $7,500 each. 

 

 

grimes said a percentage of the proceeds from the NFT sales will go to carbon180, a NGO dedicated to reducing carbon emissions.

 

 

project info:

 

name: WarNymph digital art collection sold as NFTs

artist: grimes

sold by: nifty gateway

juliana neira I designboom

mar 02, 2021

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