Grimes is selling her soul to the highest bidder in new art piece

Grimes is selling a piece of her soul to the highest bidder in conceptual art piece… after giving birth to billionaire Elon Musk’s baby

Grimes is selling her soul.

The Genesis singer, 32, will be presenting drawings, prints, photographs, and conceptual pieces to the world in her forthcoming art show Selling Out.

And in the exhibition’s pointed title piece, the girlfriend of billionaire Elon Musk offers up something truly hard to grasp: a legal document that gives the purchaser a percentage of her soul.

Sell out: Grimes is selling a contract that gives the buyer 10% of the singer’s soul at her upcoming art show, which is dubbed Selling Out

Grimes – given name Claire Boucher – questions the nature of celebrity and personal identity in the piece, which she told Bloomberg she didn’t even want to sell initially. 

‘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.’

But the new mom became more interested in the ideas behind the contract as she began to hash out details with her lawyer, explaining: ‘The deeper we got with it, the more philosophically interesting it became.’ 

The Art Angels singer was also intrigued by the idea of collaborating with her lawyer, saying: ‘The idea of fantastical art in the form of legal documents just seems very intriguing to me.’

While the original plan was to sell the piece for $10million, Grimes since decided to take the ‘best offer’ on the table.

Upscale: The girlfriend of Elon Musk is presenting the work in her first fine art gallery show

Reflection: Grimes – given name Claire Boucher – questions the nature of celebrity and personal identity in the piece, which she told Bloomberg she didn’t even want to sell initially

Taking bids: While the original plan was to sell the piece for $10million, Grimes since decided to take the ‘best offer’ on the table

‘With the current state of the world, do you want to put something up for $10million?’ she asked, referring the the pandemic. 

Though this is Grimes’ first official gallery affair – set for online exhibition via Maccarone Los Angeles from May 28th to August 31st – the star has been making art for years.

‘I see myself as a visual artist first and foremost, and I’ve always felt strange that people know me for music,’ she explained.

Even though she’s found fame through music, Grimes is known for the unique visual style that surrounds her albums and songs, something which she described as ‘edgy-looking, anime-horror.’

Her art has graced album covers and tour merchandise, and many – if not most – of her music videos have been collaborations with brother Mac Boucher.

Visual: ‘I see myself as a visual artist first and foremost, and I’ve always felt strange that people know me for music,’ she explained

Fantastic: Even though she’s found fame through music, Grimes is known for the unique visual style that surrounds her albums and songs, something which she described as ‘edgy-looking, anime-horror’

Grimes is a new mom, welcoming son X Æ A-12 (pronounced ‘Ex Ash A Twelve’) into the world earlier this month.

Just after the birth, Grimes broke down her son’s name, symbol by symbol, explaining that the X stood for, ‘the unknown variable’ while AE refers to the ‘elven spelling of Ai,’ meaning ‘love &/or Artificial intelligence.

The A-12 stands for the ‘precursor to SR-17, which is the couple’s favorite aircraft because it has ‘no weapons, no defenses, just speed,’ adding: ‘Great in battle but non-violent.’ 

Mommy: Grimes is a new mom, welcoming son X Æ A-12 (pronounced ‘Ex Ash A Twelve’) into the world earlier this month

Father figure: The child is Grimes’ first, but Musk’s seventh. He shares six children — Nevada, Damien, Saxon, Griffin, Xavier and Kai — with his first wife, Justine, who he was married to from 2000 to 2008

Though quite a bit of thought went into the moniker, Grimes admitted she still has a nickname for her baby boy, who she told Bloomberg she calls ‘Little X.’  

The child is Grimes’ first, but Musk’s seventh. He shares his six eldest children — Nevada, Damien, Saxon, Griffin, Xavier and Kai — with his first wife, Justine, who he was married to from 2000 to 2008.

Musk, 48, and Grimes went public with their relationship in May 2018 at the celeb-studded annual Met Gala.

Debut: Musk, 48, and Grimes went public with their relationship in May 2018 at the celeb-studded annual Met Gala

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