This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach has been rife with NFTs, and one artist is selling her eggs as a non-fungible token.
“Live” is the name of Armenian artist Narine Arakelian’s first NFT, which she plans to incorporate an embedded contract offering the buyer one of her eggs.
It is a sort of digital art form that is generated and authenticated as a unique piece of art using blockchain authentication and traded using cryptocurrency. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens,
NFT purchasers are expected to create a child from Arakelian’s egg, and she hopes it will be purchased by a couple who have had difficulty conceiving.
Arakelian, a mother of a 21-year-old son, stated, “I am extremely thrilled to bring a kid into the world via my artwork. Giving the gift of art and life is a lovely act of creativity.”
As she said, “My artworks are all my children, and the fact that this one will really give birth to a kid is fantastic.”
That is why the customer will always be so attached to this piece of artwork: It brought them a kid! It will be a treasured keepsake for a lifetime.
“The child will be a child once they are born, not a piece of art,” Arakelian added.
One of the satellite art exhibitions of Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Miami, is presenting a triptych by Armenian artist Arakelian entitled “Love, Hope, Live.” Her NFT will be based on the “Live” artwork.
The artist Arkelian is a Siberian-born Armenian who lives in Los Angeles and Moscow.
A year-long internship at the Los Angeles Academy of Art’s Digital Arts Department followed her graduation from Moscow’s State Surikov Institute in 2015.
Visual and performing arts are intertwined in her work, and she employs modern digital technologies to explore socially relevant themes.
Prior to this, she has transformed a renowned 15th century spiral staircase in Venice into a multi-coloured lighthouse during the Biennale of Venice, which will take place in 2019.
When she had finished her act, she stripped down to her underwear and made her way around the exhibit halls.
This week at Art Basel Miami Beach, NFTs were the trendiest subject. Pieces for sale included Tina Turner’s Versace garment, Jordan Belfort’s “Wolf of Wall Street” writings, and Michael Cohen’s jail badge, which was put up for auction.
Gene Roddenberry’s legitimate signature was encoded into the DNA of a living bacterium and shown at Art Basel, a first for the art world.
Bacteria infected with art-infused DNA was grown and preserved on organic material, which “promises a net-zero” or “carbon negative environmental category,” according to a press statement.
- Narine: Instagram