Halsey is turning her nightmares into art with the NFT series "People Disappear Here," she announced Friday (March 12).
The series will be released on Nifty Gateway, a marketplace where some of the biggest NFT collectors have congregated, on Wednesday, March 17. The collection breathes life into animations of seven characters from Halsey's original "People Disappear Here" painting soundtracked to eerie music, as well as the digital animation of the full original painting. The original physical "People Disappear Here" artwork, which was hand-painted and signed by the Manic singer, will be up for auction.
"The characters are all inspired by figures that occurred in a series of sleep paralysis nightmares I had at home during the quarantine. After seven years of bed surfing hotel rooms around the world, adjusting to my own pitch black cave in California had a little bit of a learning curve," Halsey said in a statement. "From toddler TV programming evil dentists, a child born with massive claws who scratched her way out of the womb, to a woman who stood at the foot of my bed and demanded I watch her masturbate. They were memorable to say the least. I’m excited to be sharing them in a space that prioritizes artist integrity, and in a market that perpetuates the value of intellectual property."