In a sale done on the Nifty Gateway platform which featured 10 pieces of NFT digital artwork, Grimes managed to auction off a whopping $6 million worth of digital art. It marks the singer’s first-ever collection of crypto art aimed at the burgeoning blockchain collectible market.
One particular short video, which featured an original song by the artist, sold for $389,000. Titled “Death of the Old,” it featured a psychedelic short clip of winged babies, a massive sword, and fantastical lighting. Despite its massive $6 million tag, most of Grimes’ sale came from two particular pieces, named “Earth” and “Mars,” which had thousands of copies worth $7,500 each.
Nifty Gateway has also revealed that an undisclosed percentage of the proceeds from Grimes’ auction will go towards Carbon180, a non-profit working on reducing carbon levels in the atmosphere.
Nifty Gateway said about the WarNymph collection, which was done in collaboration with her brother Mac Boucher, “Grimes, with the WarNymph project, explores the fluidity of identity in the virtual age: the ability to create, augment, and splinter ourselves into unlimited avatars, create boundless worlds, and build rich, complex lore.”
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