Every artist wants their work to be recognized as unique, unmatched, and ultimate. Not everyone gets the recognition unless they raise the bar with changing times. NFT’s are quite the rage these days and a sure-shot way of getting attention, if not adulation. NFTs have been working their magic at the Art Basel Miami Beach this week. All the noticeable things about this year’s festival are Armenian artist Narine Arakelian’s work called “Love, Hope, Live.” The 42-year-old artist’s painting will include an embedded contract promising one of her eggs to the buyer. So basically, you will get the painting and also a bonny baby born out of the love of art and NFT’s.
A mother of a 21-year-old boy herself, Narine says she fully expects the person who buys the NFT to conceive a child from her egg, adding that she hopes it will be purchased by a couple who have had trouble conceiving. That’s a sweet thought and a nobler one than the Polish singer who digitized her entire body and sold it in parts as NFT’s. Dorota Rabczewska, better known as Doda, managed to sell her body, piece by piece, in total in 406 parts as NFT.
Similarly, Marti Renti, a 21-year-old polish influencer with as many as 2.4 million TikTok followers, sold her ‘love’ in the form of an NFT for a staggering price of $250,000. According to Page Six, Narine Arakelian said, “I am so happy to bring a child into the world through my artwork. It’s a beautiful act of creativity to give the gift of art and life.” She continued, “My artworks are all my children, and the fact this one will actually produce a child is wonderful. The art will always mean so much to the buyer because it brought them their child! It will always carry that special memory.”
Her triptych titled “Love, Hope, Live” is already a hot topic at Art Miami, and the NFT will be made from the “Live” portion of the painting. This is one NFT that can get a person an actual baby. A much better investment than the $18,300 ‘I Am,’ the world’s first invisible sculpture by Italian artist Salvatore Garau. There is no physical representation of the sculpture, nor print or digital, because it is “invisible.” The only physical way to confirm it exists is the new owner’s certificate of authenticity, where parallels with NFT art can be drawn.
[Via – Page Six]