This year a lunar lander will bring a box with 125 shiny figurines of Jeff Koons to the Mare Crisium.
This year a lunar lander will bring a box with 125 shiny figurines of Jeff Koons to the Mare Crisium. Those figurines, little metal moons, each named after an important person, sell for $2 million each. That includes a larger copy for home on earth in the living room. And an NFT.
@Jeffkoons himself tweeted to be excited about the project Moon Phases and his first NFTs: “Space has opened up perspective on our ability to transcend worldly limitations.” He sees it as his mission “to give meaning on a large scale,” he told at the end of June The New York Times.
The 125 globes (2.5 cm in diameter) that go to the moon together are arranged in neat rows of 5 in a transparent, temperature-resistant small cube. The moon for the home has a diameter of 30 cm – basketball size – and stands on a transparent base in a glass cube. A gem on the globe indicates the location of the artwork on the moon.
A moon in a transparent plastic box is of course reminiscent of Koons’ Equilibriumseries of floating basketballs. Shiny stainless steel refers according to its gallery Pace to the steel sculptures that Jeff Koons has been making since the eighties, just like the basketballs.
Although the idea comes with some level of novelty along with fervent excitement, Jeff Koons will be the second artist to do this after Belgian artist, Paul Van Hoeydonck
Transport takes place with the Nova-C lunar lander from Intuitive Machines the one with a SpaceXrocket goes to the moon. The load also consists of NASA-stuff. Koons’ statues will remain on the moon “for eternity”.
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