Grimes is selling a piece of her soul with a conceptual art piece on her first online art exhibition. Grimes is also a proud new mother to Elon Musk’s baby boy.
Earlier this month Grimes and Elon Musk welcomed their new baby boy named X Æ A-12 (pronounced ‘Ex Ash A Twelve’). Grimes told Bloomberg that her nickname for him is ‘Little X’. This is Grimes’ first child, but Musk’s seventh as he shares six children with his first wife.
Grimes, whose birth name is Claire Elise Boucher, is currently having her first online art exhibition titled “Selling Out”.
The exhibition is being presented by Gallery Platform Los Angeles from May 28th to June 3rd and Maccarone Los Angeles from May 28th to August 31st.
This consists of photographs, drawings, prints, sketches, and other visual works. Grimes has been creating art for years even though she is mostly known her for her music.
“I see myself as a visual artist first and foremost, and I’ve always felt strange that people know me for music,” Grimes said.
There is also an artwork titled Selling Out, which Grimes will sell for with a piece of her soul to the highest bidder. The piece was originally going to be sold for $10 million as Grimes thought no one would be interested in paying that price, especially during a pandemic.
Grimes told Bloomberg that she ‘questions the nature of celebrity and personal identity in the piece’ and she ‘didn’t even want to sell initially’.
Though more recently Grimes became interested in the ideas behind the contract of selling part of her soul and she began to discuss it more with her lawyer, she revealed that “The idea of fantastical art in the form of legal documents just seems very intriguing to me.”
This means that whoever buys the art piece will also get a legal document that gives the purchaser ownership of a certain percentage of Grimes’ soul.