[Clayart] JEFF KOONS

Snail Scott claywork at flying-snail.com
Sat Aug 6 21:53:18 UTC 2022


Agreed! I am fascinated by the concept, but it should have remained a concept. No more human residue on the moon!

-Snail



> On Aug 6, 2022, at 2:06 PM, Mike Gordon <clayart at earthlink.net> wrote:
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> SNAIL SAID …  (Jeff Koons is considered to be the artist, but the piece itself is actually signed by the Italian craftsman who executed the work.)
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>   FROM THE “ DAILY BITE”   
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>> https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/daily-bite/artist-prepares-to-launch-new-sculptures-on-the-moon/?ecms_id=f1c24d31-2d13-43c2-b87c-a67434ee5f7f&ecms_short=ART7603&doc_type=ted_daily_bite_article&parent_id=bdb743a3-31ae-4eab-8620-5df33ed8381e&utm_content=dailybite&linktype=readmore&channel=email&campaign_type=thomas_industry_update&campaign_name=tiu220805&utm_campaign=tiu220805&utm_medium=email&utm_source=thomas_industry_update&tinid=221740311 <https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/daily-bite/artist-prepares-to-launch-new-sculptures-on-the-moon/?ecms_id=f1c24d31-2d13-43c2-b87c-a67434ee5f7f&ecms_short=ART7603&doc_type=ted_daily_bite_article&parent_id=bdb743a3-31ae-4eab-8620-5df33ed8381e&utm_content=dailybite&linktype=readmore&channel=email&campaign_type=thomas_industry_update&campaign_name=tiu220805&utm_campaign=tiu220805&utm_medium=email&utm_source=thomas_industry_update&tinid=221740311>
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>> Jeff Koons needs no introduction: Renowned for his balloon-like steel sculptures, he is currently the world’s most expensive living artist on the auction block.
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>> Koons could also soon become the first artist to have his artwork installed on the moon. His newest concept, Moon Phases <https://www.wsj.com/articles/jeff-koons-wants-to-land-a-sculpture-on-the-moon-11649432044>, is a consolidation of 125 weightless miniature plastic moons encased in a transparent heat-resistant cube. It will fly aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket later this year.
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>> Space cameras will capture photographs of the cube after it touches down on the Moon’s Oceanus Procellarum, and these images will later be sold on Earth as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.
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>> NFTs are indestructible and irreplaceable digital records that when linked to Blockchain, authenticate the origin, ownership, and uniqueness of an asset.
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>> Each of Koons’ moon phases will represent a famous historical personality — from Plato to Pablo Picasso. These NFTs won’t come cheap though: the first set of 15 versions will reportedly cost around $2 million <https://www.artandobject.com/news/jeff-koons-plans-put-sculpture-moon> apiece! 
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>> Prospective owners will also get a basketball-sized metal moon as a souvenir featuring a gemstone that pinpoints the exact location of the art piece they own on the moon's surface. 
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> LIKE WE NEED MORE JUNK LEFT ON THE MOON!!! Mike Gordon
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