The musician is depicted wearing a tattered shirt that reads "X AE A-12 MUSK.
The day before Grimes gave birth to X AE A-Xii, her first child with Elon Musk, the Canadian electro-pop star ! took part in “The Last A.I. Robot On Earth,” a
photoshoot conducted by Chinese visual artist Chen Man. The first fruit of this collaboration is an NFT collection, Silent Noise: Episode 01, which released recently and is sold out.
The release is comprised of a limited-edition run of 500 NFTs priced at $100 each on LiveArt, an art and culture-focused Web3 platform.
The central image sees the high-end fashion photographer lean heavily into digital fantasy and manipulation. Grimes stands on the rubble of an urban wasteland surrounded by the fuchsia smoke of rocket ships and the tendrils of multicolored seaweed.
She stares down the camera (and into our soul) with supreme confidence—perhaps such calm in a moment of collapse stems from her cyborg identity and the fact she’s holding a golden sword. The musician, who has herself earned $5.8 million in NFT sales (https://news.artnet.com/art-world/grimes-sold-nft-art- 1948177), is also depicted wearing a tattered shirt that reads “X AE A-12 MUSK.”
“Photography is a fantasy, it allows one to dream, it allows artists to create new worlds,” Chen said in a statement. “This NFT collection has allowed me to have more experimentation with photography. I am much freer to impose my own artistic vision into the genre, to push the limits of photography without any constraints.”