Heidi Klum made 10 paintings based on Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs

Years after NFTs began to be widely known to the general public, it’s now become commonplace for celebrities to delve into the world of cryptocurrency and digital tokens, and Heidi Klum has just become the latest to a long line that includes Matt Damon, Lindsay Lohan and Tom Brady.

In a new interview with clean artthe famous model, who has long painted on the side, has revealed that she will be releasing a series of 10 paintings based on the now famous Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, a collection of unique digital tokens that have earned up to 1.22 million bucks. at auction.

It’s a bit of a celebrity model update when it comes to NFTs: so far, the rich and famous have mostly touted their involvement in the blockchain world by creating their own NFTs, rather than create original art. based excluding NFT.

It’s also worth noting that Bored Ape Yacht Club’s NFTs are extremely ugly. Each NFT in the series features a different monkey, looking like a newspaper cartoon, wearing a wig, plaid shirt, or gold teeth, among many other flourishes.

“Last year I wrote that the problem with NFTs was their aesthetics, and everything else (high prices, environmental degradation, possibility of being indoctrinated into an evil global cult) was a distraction: the problem was a tasteless, childish, nostalgic aesthetic,” art critic Dean Kissick wrote in Peak magazine earlier this month.

For some reason, the Bored Apes inspired Klum: one of his paintings just debuted on a digital billboard in Times Square, and as part of Apefest, it will also be posting 10 NFTs (you got it guess).

“Most people get artists to create their NFTs for them,” Klum said. clean art. “But I wanted to create my own, because I like to paint. My idea was to paint on 10 of the most important NFTs, which next to Cryptopunks, are the Board Apes. I found someone who owns a lot and was willing to let me paint on them. I walked into a studio downtown, a gigantic warehouse, I hung them all from the ceiling. And then I just gave myself 12 hours to paint them all, this which was crazy, but so much fun at the same time.

Good for her.

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