Model Alina Baikova is now available as an NFT.
Red-hot NFTs or non-fungible tokens — digital files stored on blockchain — have recently been used as a medium to sell everything from the new Kevin Smith movie to blueprints for a house and even recordings of farts.
Now we’re told Ukrainian beauty Baikova is joining the ‘chain gang, becoming the first model to sell an image of herself as an NFT.
The piece is a surreal image entitled Natural Form by artist Charles Bentley, based on a photograph of Baikova by Jean-Baptiste Fort.
Baikova — a Next model who has reportedly walked in shows for Hermes, Dior, Zac Posen and Marc Jacobs, among others — recently posted the image on her Instagram account.
Only one copy of the work is available to buy.
The piece is being sold on the Foundation platform, has a reserve price of 2.564 in the Ethereum cryptocurrency (or about $6,000), and will be auctioned off once the reserve has been met.
The original image was taken for a campaign for designer Jean-Louis Sabaji.
According to Brooklyn artist Bentley, his work “leverages fashion photography and the natural world to create dynamic, surreal compositions.”
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