From being inspired to bashing the artwork’s “flaws,” the community responded to Madonna and Beeple’s latest NFT drop.
The queen of pop has collaborated with record-setting artist Beeple to create a series called "Mother of Creation" which includes three nonfungible tokens (NFTs) titled Mother of Technology, Mother of Nature and Mother of Evolution. The NFTs show a 3D likeness of Madonna giving birth to robot centipedes, butterflies and trees.
As the markets went crazy over stablecoins showing instability, Madonna and Beeple decided that it was the right time to show the community something even crazier — NFTs showing a 3D model of the 63-year-old singer-songwriter’s vagina.
Following the drop, the community reacted with various perspectives with some being inspired and some criticizing various aspects of the artwork. Twitter user Emiko Inoue wrote that the artwork is "the most inspiring" art and mentioned that if she could afford it, she would "gladly buy one without thinking."
For me ♀️always trying to save #nature #savetheplanet this #nftart collab between @beeple and @Madonna is the most inspiring #art so far and my favourite in NFT space I would gladly buy one without even thinking…if only I had that much eth rn yo!— Emiko Inoue (@PrincessSamurai) May 12, 2022
On the other hand, Twitter user artbyjstelco tweeted that he “absolutely hates” the art. They criticized many details of the NFT including how mother nature should “not wear make-up” and have "fake tits and hair." The Twitter user also noted that giving birth is a painful act and the artwork doesn't capture this.
Ughhh. Come on @Madonna & @beeple. “Mother Nature” would have pubes, not wear make-up, & be mixed-race, at the very least. Certainly not have fake tits and hair that defies gravity. I can’t wait to see what @stellabelle makes of this. It might even be time for @stelcart rebuttal. pic.twitter.com/wbJVtpiGEK— stelcart (@artbyjstelco) May 12, 2022
The NFTs are currently collectively worth 28 Ether (ETH) which is approximately $56,000. The auction is set to end within 35 hours. According to the collection’s description at the NFT marketplace SuperRare, the money collected from the drop will go to three different charities that are focused on women and children all over the world.
Three-dimensional NFTs are gaining traction. Last week, Sony announced a collaboration with Theta Labs to launch 3D NFTs. The electronics manufacturer said that this highlights the capabilities of its new product called the Spatial Reality Display. Through the monitor, users can view objects in 3D without the need to wear traditional 3D accessories.