Beeple has teamed up with the Queen of Pop to create a trio of explicit videos based on a 3D scan of her genitals – here, we go beyond the outrage in search of a deeper meaning

What happens when you mix the Queen of Pop and a controversial artist whose daily sketches heralded today’s crypto art goldrush? It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another… right? Well, whether you like it or not, this week we got an answer, when Madonna and Beeple (real name Mike Winkelmann) unexpectedly unveiled a collaborative series of NFTs, and the internet recoiled in horror.

Titled “Mother of Creation”, the series includes three digital artworks, each depicting a fully-nude, eerily-smooth Madonna in the middle of giving birth to various non-human organisms. In Mother of Evolution, a swarm of orange butterflies pours out of her vagina against a post-apocalyptic landscape. In Mother of Technology, it’s blood-covered robot centipedes in a lush forest. In Mother of Nature, the musician’s dead-eyed avatar gazes around a cold laboratory, as a vibrant tree grows from inside her.

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