INPUT MAG: Azealia Banks recording acquired by Rulton Fyder

Article by Mehreen Kasana

New York City, March 10, 2021

INPUT MAG reports that Azealia Banks - a controversial rapper - and her boyfriend Ryder Ripps - an artist himself - have sold a 24 minute long audio recording on the NFT marketplace Foundation to conceptual artist Rulton Fyder.
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.


Mar 10, 2021