Madonna’s bizarre foray into the world of NFTs
Madonna has made a foray into the digital art world, ruffling a few feathers with the nature of her NFT artworks.
The pop superstar has collaborated with digital artist Beeple (whose real name is Mike Winkelmann) to produce three NFTs that depict Madonna as the mother of all creation.
The NFTs — entitled Mother of Nature, Mother of Evolution, and Mother of Technology — are all quite graphic, 3D-rendered videos of Madonna.
In the first, she is seen giving birth to a tree in a lab, before she is seen birthing various bugs and animals in the second and third images.
Artist Winkelmann shot to international fame after his Everydays series, a collection of digital drawings he made each day from May 2007, sold for $69.3 million at a Christie’s auction in 2021.
Proceeds from the auction of these Madonna NFTs will go to three different charities: The Voices of Children Foundation, a charity for women and children in Ukraine, The City of Joy, a leadership program for women of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and Black Mama’s Bail Out, which uses funds to bail out Black women and caregivers from the carceral system.
“When Mike and I decided to collaborate on this project a year ago, I was excited to have the opportunity to share my vision of the world as a mother and an artist with Mike’s own unique point of view,” said Madonna in a press release.
“I wanted to investigate the concept of creation, not only the way a child enters the world through a woman’s vagina, but also the way an artist gives birth to creativity.”
Image credits: Superare Auction House