With NFTs becoming more popular by the day, Arrow actress Katie Cassidy is now taking advantage of the trend. More specifically, Katie Cassidy is auctioning off nude photos of herself covered with black and white paint as NFTs. Interestingly, she’s the first actress to sell nude photos of herself as NFTs. The pictures were taken by photographers known as The Riker Brothers, who specialize in celebrity photography.
The photos, which are available at OpenSea, are currently being auctioned with a starting price of $18,000 each. The images are titled “ME. SHE. WE.” It seems the photos were taken as a way for Cassidy to empower women and herself, as they were taken just after a divorce and the cancellation of her series Arrow.
She said the following on the matter to Page Six:
“After a year of quarantine, getting divorced and coming off a show for 8 years, I was forced to learn how to love myself and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I’ve never been happier and I encourage all women to prioritize themselves and learn how to love themselves first and foremost. You can’t love other people until you learn how to love yourself. It’s not always easy to look inward and it can be a hard journey, but it’s so fulfilling and empowering.”
Here’s the listed description for the nude photos of Katie Cassidy featured on OpenSea as NFTs:
“Using black and white paint, a cotton canvas and the human body as her medium, Cassidy has created a new genre of art, shot by celebrity photographers Drew and Derek Riker. Setting the tone for Cassidy’s self-love practice, she throws caution and coupledom to the wind and finds that loving herself at 34 years old is what empowers her existence. This provocative photograph of Katie Cassidy reveals her bare skin adorned in paint. The tattoo on her back reads, ‘She flies with her own wings’ in Latin.”
— Page Six (@PageSix) March 21, 2021
For those that don’t know what NFTs are, “NFT” stands for nonfungible token. This means they’re a digital certificate of authenticity. Furthermore, it’s a means to track digital artwork and creations. This allows them to be tracked and traded digitally only. After a few very successful sales, such as artwork by Beeple selling for $69 million, the NFT trend has exploded. So we’ll likely continue to see more developments on that front.