Musician M.I.A. Releasing Her First NFT

The popular visual artist and musician M.I.A. is the latest celebrity to join the NFT space. Her first release will be an auction on Foundation of a piece called “GIFTY1.” GIFTY1 is part of a larger art collection by the name of “NFT GARAGE DANCE.” The NFT will be on auction for 24 hours from 4PM ET, on Thursday, April 8th. 

According to a press release, GIFTY1 is a still image from a GIF collection “bookending her 25-year tenure as a digital artist.” Her second NFT drop will be the release of “KALA COYN,” which is a reference to M.I.A.’s 2007 album Kala, named after her mother. Below is a sneak preview of her first NFT on Foundation.

M.I.A explained in a press release why she decided to sell her art as an exclusive NFT.  “KALA COYN and the GARAGE DANCE series is a living, breathing, psycho-spectral canvas that crystalizes this moment in time for me. Visually, it’s a mind f*ck and embodies everything I’ve loved about the digital art arena. It’s only now that the appropriate gallery for my work finally exists.”

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