Youngest Charity Fund Raiser on the Blockchain
A young New Zealander is set to become the blockchain’s youngest artist to raise funds for charity through an NFT auction. Klementine, a 16-month-old girl, has painted three original abstract paintings. Each of these pieces are up for bidding on OpenSea. Klementine’s father submitted each piece to the site in the hopes of generating money for Starship Child Health, St John Ambulance, and the Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust, three local organisations that have aided Klementine.
“Each of these charities has been an important part of Klementine’s life,” he explained. “It would be amazing if we could help these incredible organisations.” According to Klementine’s father, the pieces are bright, colourful, and impetuous, a one-of-a-kind manifestation of a child’s imagination.
“These works are truly one of a kind,” Klementine’s father said. “There are no boundaries when it comes to drawing with children as young as Klementine. They don’t consider technique or composition; instead, they paint whatever they’re feeling at the time.”
Non-fungible tokens, which are one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced, lend themselves well to this concept. In addition to the three auction pieces, which start at 0.25 ETH, there are 15 more minted pieces chosen from the original works available for a fixed charge of 0.15 ETH (about $500). Klementine has already sold one of these pieces, making her the most expensive NFT ever sold by a one-year-old. On September 22, the auctions for each piece will end.