For sale: part of Grimes' soul

Brenda Watkins
May 30, 2020

Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, said that she had always considered herself a visual artist first and foremost, telling Bloomberg: "I've always felt odd that people know me for music".

The Canadian-born singer, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, opened her online art show on Thursday, less than a month after giving birth to her first child, X Æ A-12 X Æ A-Xii Musk. However, after recruiting her lawyer to help draft a contract of sale, "the deeper we got with it, the more philosophically interesting it became", she explained.

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.

In a forthcoming art show Selling Out, the singer will be presenting drawings, prints, photographs, and conceptual pieces to the world.

"Selling Out" is her first online exhibition and is being presented by two Los Angeles galleries.

Oh, forgot to mention, the exhibit's signature piece is a legal document entitling its owner to an unspecified percentage of the artist's soul.

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At the beginning of the idea, she wanted it to be improbable anyone would buy her soul which is where the $10 million price point comes from.

If that isn't weird enough, Grimes revealed this week that she's selling a percentage of her soul to the highest bidder as part of an art project.

What do you think of Grimes and Elon Musk's nickname for their baby? "I've always felt unusual that people know me for music".

"I made art 10, 12 years before I ever touched a keyboard".

"I see myself as a visual artist first and foremost", she said.

Grimes will debut her fantastic art exhibitions on Gallery Platform Los Angeles from May 28 by means of June 3 as effectively as Maccarone Los Angeles by means of May 28 by means of August 31.

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