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Katie Cassidy Wanted To Be NFT Pioneer With Digital Art Nudes

Arrow star Katie Cassidy wanted to be the first woman to offer up a series of digital nudes as an NFT (non-fungible token).

The actress posed naked, covered in paint for the shoot, and announced in March she would be auctioning off the digital artworks to the highest bidder.

Opening up about her decision, Katie tells The Insider she has a newfound passion for NFTs and cryptocurrency and wanted to make a personal statement following the end of her hit superhero show and her divorce from ex-husband Matthew Rodgers.

“It all really forced me to learn how to love myself,” she says. “I had no other choice. My show had ended, my career was totally changing, and then the world was totally changing. And that’s sort of what inspired me to do this.”

She also wanted to be an NFT pioneer: “I am a big gamer; since I was a kid, I’ve loved technology,” she adds. “I wanted to be the first celebrity – in my world – to do this. I wanted to be a pioneer in this space as a woman.

“Hopefully this will inspire, encourage, and empower other women to embrace themselves, to love themselves. Because we really can’t have relationships with anyone until we have a good one with ourselves.”

A portion of sales from her NFT series titled ME. SHE. WE. will benefit The Rape Foundation, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, and LifeWay Network.

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Arrow Actress Katie Cassidy Drops NFT ME.SHE.WE. Nude Art To Inspire Women Empowerment

Actress Katie Cassidy is setting the art world on fire with her newly dropped NTF Me-She-We.

This beautifully crafted nude photography is shot by celebrity photographers Drew and Derek Riker. Cassidy is inspiring women to love the skin they are in; ME. SHE. WE. drops amid Women History Month are a big inspiration for women struggling with self-love and self-worth.

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This photo captures Cassidy embracing herself in a black and white photo covered in black and white paint. Cassidy uses a Love is Art cotton canvas and black and white paint on her body to showcase her desire for women to appreciate, advocate and celebrate themselves as often as possible.

Katie Cassidy is the daughter of the late great David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family.” You may know her from starring in numerous films and television productions like Gossip Girl, Supernatural, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Flash, DC Legends of Tomorrow, and her newly ended CW show Arrow.

Cassidy, newly divorce from ex-husband Matthew Rodgers, is dedicating ME.SHE.WE to empowering women and inspiring them to self-love, celebrating their femininity, and appreciating themselves.

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Katie has always stood firm about her independence, both personally and professionally. She expresses, since coming off a show of 8 years and newly divorced, the quarantine forced her to love herself. She is happier than ever and encouraging all women to learn to love themselves and prioritize their needs.

Katie Cassidy says, “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.”

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The journey to self-love sometimes is challenging for women, but once you conquer your fears, it’ll be the most freeing thing in the world, as shown by Cassidy’s impromptu photos.

“ME.SHE.WE photos are featured now on NFT Marketplace Opensea.io price starting at $18,000 per image.

“ME.” auction starts at 4 pm PST, March 19th, and ends March 31st.

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‘Arrow’ actress Katie Cassidy auctioning off digital nude art for $18K

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“Arrow” actress Katie Cassidy is taking the art world by storm with a series of digital nude artworks —where she is seen naked and covered in black and white paint.

Following her divorce and the end of her hit CW show, Cassidy is the first celebrity to put nude artwork of herself on the rapidly emerging NFT digital art market.

The 34-year-old actress — who is the daughter of the late “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy — is auctioning the photos of herself, shot by celebrity photographers The Riker Brothers, on NFT marketplace Opensea.ie at a starting price of $18,000 per image.

Her collection, called “ME. SHE. WE.,” is dedicated to empowering women and describe how she learned to love herself again following divorce and the end of “Arrow.”

Cassidy — who filed for divorce from Matthew Rodgers last year after two years of marriage — told 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.”

The listing for Cassidy’s artwork on Opensea states, “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.”

The artworld is buzzing about NFTs, artworks bundled with nonfungible tokens (NFTs), which are digital certificates of authenticity. These tokens allow for the trading and tracking of digital works that exist only on screens.

Earlier this month, a $69 million sale of digital artwork by the artist Beeple at Christie’s reverberated through the traditional art world.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Sotheby plans to join the NFT fray in April by selling artist Pak’s NFT works and allowing bidders to pay using digital currencies, a first for the house.

The WSJ quoted Marc Glimcher, president, and chief executive of Pace Gallery, who “likened the atmosphere to a gold rush, saying he’s fielding 25 calls a day from longtime art collectors as well as newcomer cryptocurrency investors angling to get in on the NFT art craze.”

Guillaume Cerutti, the CEO of Christie’s, added, “You can’t imagine how many people are curious … like we just discovered an unknown continent.”

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