Madonna has just launched an NFT project in collaboration with Beeple. This collection contains a 3D version of the singer giving birth to a tree, a butterfly and a millipede … including a close-up of her vagina made from scans.
The water flowed under the bridges since the time of Like a Virgin » of Madonna. If the clip and lyrics to this song seemed sulfurous in 1984, this kind of provocation not make many people blush anymore in 2022.
To preserve her image as a rebellious and liberated woman, the pop icon needs to be updated. And this involves in particular the adoption of new technologies such as NFTs.
After recently acquiring an avatar from the prestigious Bored Ape Yacht Club, the 63-year-old American singer has just created her own NFT collection in collaboration with the artist collective Beeple.
The Mother of Creation: the result of a collaboration between Madonna and Beeple
– Cr @ zy4Mad * nna (@cr_nna) May 10, 2022
This project called ” The Mother of Creation » collects three non-fungible tokens: ” The mother of technology »,« the mother of nature “, and” The mother of evolution “. It has a 3D rendering of Madonna, gives birth to a millipede robota butterfly and an outch.
Each of these three NFTs is a 3D video commented by the singer. Some scenes have close-ups of Madonna’s vulva. This 3D rendering was created using scans of the singer. In all, it took more than a year for artists to complete this project.
Mother of Nature, Mother of Evolution and Mother of Technology are priced at 0.00035774 ETH ($ 1 USD) with a 2-day auction
Bid now: https://t.co/czIF2giJu3 pic.twitter.com/dTqOl3AIJA
– SuperRare 💎 (@SuperRare) May 11, 2022
ONE auction takes place on the SuperRare platform at this address, and ends on 13 May 2022. At the time of writing, the highest bids per. The mother of technology and The mother of evolution reach just over $ 12,000. Both of these auctions were placed by the collector mantanft, who is clearly a Madonna fan.
The highest bid for the mother of nature exceeds $ 28,000 and ETH. It was placed by Superpotsecret.
At the close of the sale, the money raised will be thanks to this fall donated to three charities dedicated to women and children: The Voice of Children Foundation, The City of Joy and Black Mama’s Bail Out.
Art or pornography?
She is really desperate for attention in her old age #Madonna https://t.co/8FKRqz41Rv
– Kathleen Richute (Meems) (@ KMRichute01) May 11, 2022
Following this unexpected launch, the crypto community has reacted in a mixed way. Some fans found the project very inspiring, others were more critical.
For the less enthusiastic, this project is simply vulgar, pornographic and reflects Madonna’s desire to continue attract attention despite its advanced age. Some, however, see it more as a representation of the beauty and motherhood of nature.
Faced with several criticisms, Madonna defended herself in an interview with the creator of Beeple: Mike Winklemann. According to her, this NFT collection puts her in the spotlight “ do what women have done since the dawn of time: to give birth “. Anyway, “ on a more existential level, I gives birth to art and creativity and we would all be lost without both “.
It is difficult to predict at present whether this NFT collection will increase in value over time and join the more expensive NFT collections. For a couple of days, The NFT market appears to be in free fall and Madonna clearly did not choose the best time to launch her collection …