As they say, “Art is not a thing; it is a way”. And artists have peculiar ways to express themselves, like this conceptual artist who chose to blow up a Lamborghini. No, it wasn’t in vain. The used Lamborghini, which can range from ₹3.21 – 4.99 Cr, was set on fire to protest against “the excesses of crypto capitalism”.
Now the artist, who goes by the pseudonym Shl0ms, will auction 888 fragments of the luxury car as NFTs (Non Fungible Token) later this week. However, 111 destroyed parts have been reserved for an undisclosed buyer and the artist’s team.
𒐣/𒐤— 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 (@SHL0MS) February 17, 2022
Check out the video shared by the NFT artist here:
𒄭/𒐤— 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 𒐪𒐪𒐪𒐪 (@SHL0MS) February 17, 2022
𝟿𝟿𝟿 𝚎𝚡𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚖𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜
𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚍𝚎𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝙻𝚊𝚖𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚐𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚒 𝙷𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚊𝚗
𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚊𝚐𝚎 +
𝚊𝚞𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚙 𝟶𝟸.𝟸𝟻.𝟸𝟸 ➞ https://t.co/AV6YAO4wlP
According to Fortune, Shl0ms asserted that the Lamborghini explosion was a statement against “more general criticism of greed and short-termism in crypto”.
The auction is scheduled for Friday and will only last for 24 hours. And the NFT auction winner will receive a rotating video of one of the unique Lamborghini parts. However, the tangible pieces of the destroyed car will not be distributed, but could possibly be displayed, Shl0ms told the publication.
And here’s what Twitter users had to say about it.
holy shit lol 🔥🔥🔥 how do i get on the team for the next project— Joseph Alessio ☻ and 79 others (@alessio_joseph) February 18, 2022
Lol yea let’s protest the awful praxis in crypto culture by exploding a lambo mambo and charging for the digital pieces that makes sense * I’m dead 💀🤝🤣— Yumar ∞ (@yumarNFT) February 21, 2022
There’s a reason they use models for films. So they don’t blow up a quarter million dollar car… Insane— codeslaw (@bitcoin4bernie) February 17, 2022
The world: lol at $24 million jpgs, is this peak dumb or is this peak dumb— Recovering Tradfi Chad (@jofo_real) February 18, 2022
CT: hold my beer
This will give Logan Paul ideas to become an artist. How art once art became marketing! Or maybe art nver has been art and only ego sublimation— Zimotep✨ (@zimotep) February 20, 2022
What a wonderful world🧑🏽🎤🙋— NoOneLikesPak.eth (@NoOneLikesPak) February 22, 2022
Giving to poor people won’t bring you 10x or more your investment 🤔— Sortie_under (@SortieU) February 22, 2022
Meanwhile, the artist claims that a large portion of the proceeds will go to fund public art installations.