On Thursday, Melania Trump announced that she’s launching her own NFT platform after launching her first product: a painting of herself. “I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, showcasing my passion for the arts and will support my continued commitment to children through my Be Best initiative,” Trump said. in a statement. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will go towards educating underserved elderly children in computer science skills. (though how large that part will be remains unclear).
Her first NFT production, titled Melania’s Vision (2021), is the watercolor of the eyes of the former First Lady of the French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon. In an Instagram post, the artist said, “I am delighted and honored to be collaborating on this activity with Mrs. Melania Trump. This partnership took place under the best possible umbrella with full artistic confidence as well as efficiency and great understanding on both sides of the common expectations for such a charitable activism. so. ”
Melania’s Vision also comes with an audio component, a recording of Trump that serves as a “message of hope” in which she says, “My vision is: look ahead with inspiration , strength and courage.” Melania’s Vision costs one Solana, a form of cryptocurrency like Ethereum, but can also be purchased with a credit card for $150. The sale runs until December 31st.
According to the press release, this is just the beginning, with more NFT frequently removed from Trump’s website. The next sale, launching in January, offers three elements: “digital artwork, real art, and one-of-a-kind physical accessories.”
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