NFTs are all the rage in the online art world. And it looks like ArrowVerse star Katie Cassidy is going crazy by auctioning off her own personal digital nude art. The artwork in question shows the former Black Canary actor stripping while covered in black and white paint. It should be noted that Cassidy is something of a trailblazer, as she is the first actress to put a nude artwork of herself on the fast-growing market for NFT digital art.
The move comes after the actress’ divorce and the end of her long DC Comics run on The CW. Daughter of Partridge family David Cassidy icon, Katie cassidy is doing the digital nude photo auction by itself, using images that were taken by famous photographers The Riker Brother. The images are up for auction at Open sea, which claims to be the “largest NFT market” on the Internet. Cassidy’s nudes start at $ 18K each.
The actress’s digital nudity NFTs are titled “ME. SHE. US.” Her collection is dedicated to empowering women. Katie Cassidy says the photos describe how she learned to love herself again after her painful divorce and the cancellation of Arrow on The CW. The actress filed for divorce from Matthew Rodgers in 2020 after being married for two years. The actress told Page Six about the split.
“After a year of quarantine, divorcing and leaving a program for 8 years, I was forced to learn to love myself and it is the best thing I have ever done. I have never been happier and I encourage all women to prioritize and learn to love yourself first. You cannot love other people until you learn to love yourself. It is not always easy to look inward and it can be a difficult journey, but it is very rewarding and empowering. “
There is also a description listed for Cassidy’s NTF Nudes in OpenSea that states the following.
Using black and white paint, a cotton canvas, and the human body as a medium, Cassidy has created a new genre of art, photographed by famous photographers Drew and Derek Riker. Setting the tone for Cassidy’s self-love practice, Throws caution and partner to the wind and discovers that loving herself at 34 is what empowers her existence. This provocative photograph of Katie Cassidy reveals her bare skin adorned with paint. The tattoo on her back reads: ‘Fly with your own wings’ in Latin. “
NFTs have conquered the art world. NFT stands for non-fungible token and serves as a digital certificate of authenticity. NFTs allow digital works of art, which only exist on computer screens, to be tracked and traded. Artist Beeple’s digital artwork sold for $ 69 million sending shockwaves through the traditional art community. Now even Sotheby’s is hitting the streak. They will be selling Park digital art starting in April. Bidders will be able to use digital currency for the first time at Sotheby’s with these NFTs.
Pace Gallery Chairman and CEO Marc Glimcher has likened the NFT market to a gold rush. It seems that more and more celebrities are ready to jump on the NFT train, so who knows who will sell digital nudes online next. For now, we will have to be content with these digital images of Arrow Star Katie Cassidy. This news originated in Page six.
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