An NFT artist named Shl0ms dunuo at Lamborghini to protest the “get rich quick” crypto community thinking. Moreover, Shl0ms will sell the lifted parts of the Lamborghini Huracan as NFT on February 25th.
In early February, the NFT artist blew up a Lamborghini with the help of an explosives expert. In addition, the car is worth about $ 250,000. The NFT artist uses the pseudonym Shl0ms for all his handles.
Accordingly, Shl0ms will turn the charred parts of Lamborghini into a collection of 999 NFT. Also, the NFT artist will donate 111 pieces from the collection to a team of 100 members who helped lift the car into the air and the initial donor. Moreover, 888 pieces will be put up for auction.
NFT artist Shl0ms protests against crypto culture
According to sources, the NFT artist has been familiar with the crypto industry since 2016. Speaking about the crypto world, Shl0ms warned about the mentality of crypto investors.
He said: “This technology is incredibly promising, there are so many good things we can do with it.” Furthermore, warning of the shortcomings, he adds, “but so many terrible things are being done with it.” He called the crypto industry an extractive practice with zero sums.
Also, the NFT artist explained his reasons for choosing Lamborghini. He drew similarities between the crypto world and cars. Apparently, says Shl0ms, “Lamborghini is a pretty powerful representation of people who simply deal in cryptocurrency because it’s a way to make money from other people as soon as possible.”
Through his NFT work, the artist plays with the idea of merging the physical and digital worlds.
How did the NFT artist blow up Lamborghini?
Last year, Shl0ms said on Twitter that he had an idea to blow up a Lamborghini. Moreover, the artist posted a poll on Twitter asking his followers to decide between the two options. He asked them to choose between destroying Lamborghini chaotically or methodically.
The results of the poll suggest that his followers wanted to chaotically destroy the car instead of methodically disassembling it.
Shl0ms said on Twitter that one of the reasons he chose Lamborghini was that he hated the car. In addition, the artist received financial support from one subject. Moreover, he hired a team of 100 people for the whole process.
Furthermore, the artist bought a used Lamborghini Huracan for less than $ 250,000 and drove it to an unknown location in the US to blow up the car.
After the explosion, the team picked up car parts and recorded a video of each piece in 4K definition. The full video of the blast will be available soon, and the collection will be released on February 25th.