Conceptual artist Rulton Fyder buys Azealia Banks Sex Tape on the Blockchain for $ 17k.

Vice Magazine article by Samantha Cole

New York City, March 8, 2021

 
Vice Magazine reports that the first ever sex-tape NFT to hit the blockchain was purchased for 10 ETH ($ 17.240) by Rulton Fyder via the NFT marketplace Foundation. The sale gave Fyder full ownership of the recording as well as distribution and display rights to the work.
 
Fyder has since turned the NFT into several conceptual art pieces of his own, including Sex Tapes Are Artworks, 2021 which at the time of this writing has a high bid of $ 73.726 on NFT marketplace Rarible.
 
Commentaries have already compared Fyders reconceptualization of the NFT to Andrea Fraser’s Untitled (2003), a videotape performance released in an edition of five that features a sexual encounter between Fraser and a collector. This silent and unedited sixty-minute document was proposed by Fraser as an assertion against the commoditization of art and is considered a landmark work today.

 

 

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March 9, 2021