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Pop Star Grimes Is Selling a Piece of Her Soul

In her first online exhibition, the musician and new mother with Elon Musk, is turning to conceptual art.

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Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone Gallery

This week, the musician Grimes will debut her first fine art show in simultaneous online exhibitions on Gallery Platform Los Angeles (May 28 through June 3) and Maccarone Los Angeles (May 28 through Aug. 31).

The singer, whose real name is Claire Boucher and who goes by “C” in conversation, is selling drawings, prints, photographs, and conceptual pieces she’s made over the last decade in a show titled Selling Out. “I made art 10, 12 years before I ever touched a keyboard,” she says on a recent Zoom video call, wearing a Rodarte sweatshirt and a headband with bunny ears she got during a Korean spa treatment. “I see myself as a visual artist first and foremost, and I’ve always felt strange that people know me for music.”