The English artist is having her very first art exhibit, auctioning off a one-of-a-kind piece of digital art as an NFT.
The artwork in question is titled GIFTY 1, and it “bookends [M.I.A.’s] 25-year tenure as a digital artist.” It is essentially a still image taken from a GIF collection and is a part of a larger series titled NFT GARAGE DANCE.
M.I.A. is not stopping here. She plans to follow the sale with another artwork release called KALA COYN, which she created back in 1996.
“KALA COYN and the GARAGE DANCE series is a living, breathing, psycho-spectral canvas that crystalizes this moment in time for me. Visually, it’s a mind f**k and embodies everything I’ve loved about the digital art arena. It’s only now that the appropriate gallery for my work finally exists.”
GIFTY 1 will be auctioned on Foundation’s website for just 24 hours, starting April 8, 4 p.m. EST.