42-year-old Armenian artist, Narine Arakelian is selling her eggs as an NFT at theÂ Art Basel Miami Beach.
ArakelianÂ disclosed that herÂ first NFT will be a painting entitled â€œLiveâ€,Â which will include an embedded contract promising one of her eggs to the buyer.Â NFTs orÂ non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital art form, created and verified as a unique artwork with blockchain authentication and bought and sold using cryptocurrency.
Arakelian says she fully expects the person who buys the NFT to conceive a child from her egg, adding that she hopes it will be bought by a couple who have had trouble conceiving.
â€œI am so happy to bring a child into the world through my artwork. Itâ€™s a beautiful act of creativity to give the gift of art and life.
â€œMy artworks are all my children and the fact this one will actually produce a child is wonderful. The art will always mean so much to the buyer because it brought them their child! It will always carry that special memory.â€
Arakelian also clarified that â€œthe child will be a child once they are born, not a piece of art.â€
Arakelian is a Siberian-born Armenian artist who splits her time between Los Angeles and Moscow. She graduated from the State Surikov Institute, Moscow in 2015 then completed a year-long internship at the Digital Arts Department at the Los Angeles Academy of Art.
She hasÂ been exhibiting a triptych titled â€œLove, Hope, Liveâ€ at Art Miami, one of the satellite fairs around the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach. She will create the NFT from the â€œLiveâ€ portion of the painting.