Beeple and Madonna Partner Together to Release NFT Project
May 12, 2022
Popular digital artist Beeple and famous singer Madonna have partnered together to release three NFTS representing Madonna as the mother of all creations.
The three NFTs were named Mother of Nature, Mother of Evolution, and Mother of Technology, and they were all represented in 3D videos.
The first NFTs depicts Madonna giving birth to a tree in a lab setting while the second depicts butterflies in a dystopic crumbling city and the third depicts a mechanical centipede in a lush garden.
One unique feature that is obvious in these NFTs is the fact that her vagina was more highlighted than the rest of her body including her face which looked comic-like.
It has been announced that the three works will be auctioned on the NFT platform SuperRare on May 11th, as part of a new partnership for Beeple, who has most often worked with OpenSea and Christie’s in the past.
Whatever returns gotten will be donated 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.
Comment from Madonna
In her press release, Madonna had this to say:
“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 unique point of view,”.
“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.”
Beeple, a graphic designer based in North Carolina whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, is most famous for his Everydays series, a collection of digital drawings he has made once a day since May 2007.
The first 5,000 of those drawings were made into the famous Everyday: The First 5,000 Days NFT that realized $69.3 million at a Christie’s auction in 2021 and launched the unknown artist into international fame.
He began his first big self-initiated project in 2007, creating and posting a piece of digital art from start to finish every day.
Currently, he has 1.8 million Instagram followers and his work has been shown at two Super Bowl halftime shows and at least one Justin Bieber concert.
The interesting part about all this is the fact that he has no gallery representation or foothold in the traditional art world.
Also in December last year, the first extensive auction of his art grossed $3.5 million in a single weekend.
Beeple’s work has a brash, in-your-face appeal, like a political sketch cartoon set in a dystopian video game.
Since Beeple creates one drawing per day, his works often riff on what’s been happening in the news, instantly metabolizing internet culture into the visual commentary.
It’s a style that showcases the style of meme-based investors of which many have made huge sums from tech and AQ investments.
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