Grimes is selling “a fraction of her soul” as a conceptual art piece
Grimes is an artist in every sense of the word and, to put that to the test, she is now debuting her first-ever fine art show which includes a “fraction of her soul” being made available as a piece of conceptual art.
The musician, who recently gave birth to her and Elon Musk’s child X Æ A-Xii, will make the first show available to visit online with Gallery Platform Los Angeles and Maccarone Los Angeles. The show also includes notebook drawings and anime-inspired digital prints that fans will recognise, some featuring her digital avatar, WarNymph.
The portion of her soul is beautifully titled Selling Out which also acts as the title of the show. The piece features as a contract, which outlines the buyer’s terms of ownership and “satirise expectations of authenticity”, according to a statement from Maccarone.
“I didn’t want anyone to buy it, so I said we should just make it $10 million and then it probably won’t sell,” Grimes tells Bloomberg, talking about the artwork. But the economic implications of coronavirus made her question the decision. “With the current state of the world, do you want to put something up for $10 million?” she adds.
Now, Selling Out will instead be auctioned off to whoever makes the “best offer”.