Whelp, Grimes Is Selling a Piece of Her Soul
The legal document is going for $10 million as part of Claire Boucher’s first online art show.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the world of music cannot contain Grimes. Tonight in Los Angeles, the artist is launching her debut fine art show, Selling Out. The mixed media show offers up a variety of work from Grimes, known to friends, family, and Elon Musk as Claire Boucher. The most interesting item for sale, however, is a legal document. The deed gives the purchaser a percentage of Grimes’ soul.
“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,” she told Bloomberg about the concept. Working with a lawyer to draft the document, Grimes had a change of heart. “The deeper we got with it, the more philosophically interesting it became. 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.”
“I made art 10, 12 years before I ever touched a keyboard,” Grimes stressed to Bloomberg. “I see myself as a visual artist first and foremost, and I’ve always felt strange that people know me for music.”
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Maccarone presents its debut collaboration with Grimes: an exclusive online viewing room on Gallery Platform LA (link in bio). The viewing room features Grimes’ series of digital photographs, centering WarNymph, the artist’s virtual avatar. WarNymph is birthed out of machine learning, and executed in collaboration between Grimes and her brother Mac Boucher. The viewing room is live on the platform from May 28th to June 3rd. @grimes @macboucher @warnymph @galleryplatform.la