Anna Sorokin was on the verge of making a name for herself as Anna Delvey before she was convicted for swindling socialites from the Big Apple and defrauding banks. However, while the mini-series Inventing Anna shone the spotlight on her action months earlier, she recently started gaining more traction when it was revealed that she is delving into non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Last Thursday, Sorokin announced that she would launch her own NFT collection, including perks like direct access to Anna Delvey herself.
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“I see this first drop as an opportunity to directly connect with my audience and to take charge of the narrative that’s been largely outside of my control, until now,” Sorokin wrote on the website.
According to her website, Reinventing Anna, buyers will be able to reach out to her through exclusive live streams and metaverse events.
The website’s name is a nod to the fictionalized Netflix mini-series that follows Sorokin’s schemes that earned her the nickname, the Soho Grifter. Reinventing Anna is Sorokin’s attempt to shed off her criminal past.
“I’m trying to move away from like, quote-unquote scammer persona,” said Sorokin. “This is, like totally, has been pushed upon me by the prosecution and by the following media and by the Netflix show, but I’m trying to move away from that definitely.
Top holders will be able to speak with her on the phone and receive sketches and other personal items from her time behind bars. A representative shared that the physical tokens will range from stationary to signed t-shirts and even underwear.
The ten NFTs she minted are credit card-like images that illustrate scenes from her life. For example, the first drop shows an illustration of Sorokin in a prison call telling her visitor, “You look poor.” Alternative comics creator Johnny Ryan designed the NFTs.
Since getting jailed, Anna Sorokin has been promoting her artworks. In April, she collaborated with artists to create a group show called “Free Anna Delvey,” which featured one of her works listed for $10,000.
Co-curator Julia Morrison revealed that she is yet to be paid back for the $8,000 she put down. Additionally, Sorokin blocked her phone number.
Anna Sorokin is a Russian national who spent 2013 to 2017 posing as a German heiress with a $60 million inheritance. She is currently in custody for overstaying her visa.
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