Grimes Is Literally Selling A Part Of Her Soul In An Online Art Show
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Looking to get your hands on a piece of the musician? It'll cost you! Grimes is selling her art as part of an online exhibition gallery starting this week and that includes offering up a part of her soul. She's even letting the public decide on what they believe the price tag should ring in at.
According to BNN Bloomberg, the Vancouver born singer is debuting in her first fine art shows this summer. Gallery Platform Los Angeles runs from May 28 to June 3, and Maccarone Los Angeles starts May 28 until August 31.
Bloomberg claims that items on display include "prints, drawings, photographs, and other work" which Grimes described in an interview with the news outlet as "edgy-looking, anime-horror".
Another piece that's part of the online exhibition is titled Selling Out, which is a "legal document whereby the purchaser acquires a percentage of Grimes' soul."
Speaking with Bloomberg, the 32-year-old said, "I didn’t want anyone to buy it, so I said we should just make it $10 million and then it probably won’t sell...The deeper we got with it, the more philosophically interesting it became."
Grimes continued, "Also, I really wanted to collaborate with my lawyer on art. The idea of fantastical art in the form of legal documents just seems very intriguing to me."
That $10 million price tag probably doesn't fit in with "the current state of the world" Grimes said, so she settled on selling it for the "best offer" which lets public viewers decide what her soul should be priced at.
So, if you've been saving up your nickels and dimes, Grimes' soul is all yours.
This is the first time the new mom is selling her art to the public.
However, Bloomberg writes that 15 years ago she painted a mural on the wall of a Montessori school located in Vancouver and was paid for $600 for her work.
Grimes' love for making art came "10, 12 years before I ever touched a keyboard". Now, her main job as a singer and musician requires a different touch of artistry.
Since the art shows are a virtual experience, she'll still be around to care for her, who she shares with Elon Musk.