It turns out burning a Frida Kahlo to sell NFTs wasn't a good idea

Frida Kahlo on a background of fire
(Image credit: Frida Kahlo Museum / Visoot Uthairam via Getty Images / Future)

NFTs have been controversial for several reasons, and cases of people burning paintings to try to increase their worth as NFTs isn't helping. There have been several headline-grabbing examples, including that of Martin Mobarak. 

The businessman burned a drawing by the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo believing that doing so would drive up the price of his NFTs of the piece. To date, not only has he failed to make anything remotely close to the original painting's value, but he's also ended up under investigation (still wondering how NFTs work? See our guide to what are NFTs?).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.