Anna Sorokin was on the verge of making a name for herself as Anna Delvey before she was convicted for swindling socialites from New York City and defrauding banks.
However, while the mini-series “Inventing Anna” shines attention on her antics leading to her arrest, Sorokin has been busy at work developing NFTs to reinvent herself.
Sorokin has announced that she will be launching her own NFT collection, including perks like direct access to Anna herself.
“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.
Buyers will be able to reach out and interact with Sorokin through exclusive live streams, metaverse events, according to the Reinventing Anna website.
The website’s name is an obvious nod to the Netflix mini-series that follows Sorokin’s schemes and earned her nickname “Soho Grifter.” Reinventing Anna means she wants people to not only know about what happened in prison, but also how it has helped shape her into someone new.
“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 have a chance to speak with her on the phone and receive sketches, along with other personal items from behind bars. A representative shared that the physical tokens range anywhere between stationary or signed t-shirts all the way down to underwear.
The ten NFTs that she minted are credit card-like images designed by alternative comics creator Johnny Ryan, which 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.”
Anna Sorokin’s incarceration has not slowed her art career. In April, the artist collaborated with other artists to create a group show called “Free Anna Delvey” that featured one of her works for $10k.
Julia Morrison, the co-curator of this exhibit, has not yet been paid back for the $8k she put down as an investment. Additionally, her phone number has been blocked by Sorokin as well.