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#1 2022-06-25 04:43:29

Mars_B4_Moon
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Creepy weirdo jeff koons gets SpaceX to send 'Art' to the Moon?

Moon sculptures, NFTs at futuristic Art Basel fair
https://news.yahoo.com/moon-sculptures- … 30080.html

Musk sending a falling collapsing artist to the Lunar landscape.
Odd criminal type who are money laundering art in outer space

Maybe Musk should stay clear from this one, totally avoid this trainwreck of a person?

Have you ever met artists who are just 'weird' or hang out with other odd types of people?

Over-priced fake plagiarist art blasted into outer space and money launder by pedophile weirdos in the art community?

or maybe stay away from corrupted weird humans
Just get A.I to paint the damn thing instead of money laundering for this no-talent freak. You could also get any number of stable level; headed Astronauts who are highly talented to do Art, real physical painted art.

They seem to be doing something with NFTs saying it will be more high tech and secure. However a recent story about Hollywood celebrity Seth Green has lost his NFTs A well-known Hollywood actor, Seth Green, has had his four NFTs stolen by hackers. A non-fungible token (NFT) is a financial security consisting of digital data stored in a blockchain, a form of distributed ledger. The ownership of an NFT is recorded in the blockchain, and can be transferred by the owner, allowing NFTs to be sold and traded. https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dyem/ … ot-scammed NFTs have been used as speculative investments, and they have drawn increasing criticism for the energy cost and carbon footprint associated with validating blockchain transactions as well as their frequent use by criminal art scammers. NFTs function like cryptographic tokens, but unlike cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, NFTs are not mutually interchangeable, and so are not economical fungibility where individual units are essentially interchangeable. Ownership of an NFT does not inherently grant copyright or intellectual property rights to the digital asset the NFT purports to represent. Mars House is a non fungible token (NFT). It is the world's first digital NFT house. Created in May 2020 by digital artists Krista Kim, Mars House is the world's first digital NFT house.[2] It sold for 288 Ether (ETH), equivalent to $524,557.79 in US dollars (in March 2021). https://worldarchitecture.org/article-l … 0-000.html EtherRock also called EthRock is an early Ethereum based non-fungible token (NFT) project from 2017 that depicts various-colored rocks, you pay millions for a picture of a rock that some 4 yr old kid of talent using 'Photoshop' or some digi art program might create? https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/23/people- … rocks.html In March 2022, a collector by the name of "Dino Dealer" claimed to have accidentally listed an EthRock for 444 WEI ($0.0012 USD) instead of 444 ETH ($1.2M USD), and said that it had been immediately sniped by a bot. The NFT was then relisted at $600,000. https://www.pcgamer.com/dollar1-million … an-a-cent/

Another example of NFT art is CryptoPunks is a non-fungible token (NFT) collection on the Ethereum blockchain. The project was launched in June 2017 by the Larva Labs studio,[1] a two-person team consisting of Canadian software developers Matt Hall and John Watkinson. https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1502420714527334406 On March 11, 2022 it was announced that all of the CryptoPunks IP was acquired by Yuga Labs (parent company and creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club project) for an undisclosed sum. Immediately, Yuga Labs announced they were giving full commercial rights to CryptoPunks owners. Streisand effect? A rare Pepe or RarePepe is a variation on the "Pepe the Frog" internet meme, itself based on a character created by Matt Furie. The related Rare Pepe crypto project, created by various artists worldwide between 2016 and 2018, was based on the aforementioned meme and traded as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) recorded on the CounterParty platform. In September 2016, the very first rare Pepes were mined in block 428919 on Bitcoin, pre-dating popular Ethereum based NFTs. A Telegram chat group dedicated to discussing the Counterparty NFT was created shortly after. https://www.artnome.com/news/2018/1/14/ … -cryptoart There was the 'Alt Right' Frog drawing that media wanted banned because it linked to Trump? The NFT market has also been compared to an economic bubble or a fake call scammer Ponzi scheme. https://theconversation.com/amp/nfts-an … nia-174462 By May 2022, the NFT market was seen as worse than any new bitcoin gimmick and as beginning to collapse https://www.wsj.com/articles/nft-sales- … 1651552616

What does BBC news say?

Jeff Koons: Sex, shock tactics and cold hard cash

...All of this has led some people to believe that Koons is a genius as a salesman rather than as an artist. For his critics, he is synonymous with the decade in which he made his name: the ‘80s – an era of greed, spectacle and excess. In other words, for some people the meaning of Koons’s art is bound up, above all, with money – an idea reinforced by the record-breaking success of Balloon Dog (Orange) at auction last year.
As a result, following the financial crisis of 2008, perhaps Koons is losing some of his relevance and importance. After all, now we live in an age of austerity, increasing inequality and anti-capitalist protest – the antithesis, you could argue, of the sort of world that brand Koons has come to represent. Today we are no longer so interested in monumental shiny sculptures traded as totems for the super-rich.

Not the first time they sent 'Modern Art' to space and maybe won't be the last time.

Modern Artist Damien Hirst had a painting sent to Mars his works have been challenged and contested as plagiarised 16 times, he often likes to put chopped up animals in some giant  dead animals including a shark, a sheep and a cow into a big glass box of formaldehyde, animals cut up are preserved, sometimes having been dissected, in formaldehyde, one of his 'original' works was found to be closely based on a child's toy, legal proceedings led to an out-of-court settlement. Beagle 2 cost about $120 million at the time, the orbiter Mars Express became highly sucessful but the lander was a total failure including the modern art that hitched a ride, one-third of which came from British tax payers, was provided by the UK government. Jeff Koons is even more strange, like if you mixed the psycho weirdo personality types of Charlie Sheen, Harvey Weinstein, Keven Spacey and Woody Allen into a modern art mess Jeff Koons might fit into this type.


Is Jeff Koons having a laugh?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/ … laugh.html
The Willy Wonka of art barely touches his own pieces, spends millions making ‘precision-engineered’ sculptures, and hopes to hang a steam train above the streets of New York.

Koons has poured his wealth into rebuilding his own collection over the past few years – his Upper East Side town house contains works by Manet, Courbet, Magritte, Poussin, Fragonard, Lichtenstein and Dali, to name but a few. Having begun acquiring when he worked at MoMA, he had to sell most of it to fund what he refers to as “a custody situation”, meaning the protracted battle for his son Ludwig following his divorce from Staller in 1994.
Despite a US court awarding in Koons’s favour, Staller absconded to Italy with the boy. Koons fought for years to get his son returned, but the Italian courts prevailed. He hoped once his son turned 18 they might re-establish a relationship, but even now – Ludwig is 19 – contact remains sporadic, although much improved.
Koons’s money troubles continued throughout the Nineties: America’s Inland Revenue, the IRS, claimed he had underpaid his taxes by nearly $3m, and he fought the first of four lawsuits accusing him of violating copyright. It’s not all bad news. In 1995 he reunited with the daughter he conceived in college (his girlfriend put her up for adoption), and dotes on her three children

Is he playing the fool or fooling? Should we love him or hate him? “In 50 years’ time the natural selection process will have kicked in,” says Westphal. “A lot of artists we appreciate today won’t be so relevant.

You would think with all their wealth these types would be happy but these arty weirdos are still miserable? However the show must go on, Koons in recent years has started to get into factions and partisan politics, he got more political with the Hollyweird crowd and publicly supported Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and threw a hissy fit when she lost. Jeff Koons often will not even make up his own art, instead comes up with an idea or concept and then makes other artists create his work which he then later takes credit for. Maybe he started to rub elbows with guys at City of London Corp, maybe he hangs out with the pedophile criminals near the Vatican or creeps from New York or California or maybe some Rothschild or Royal family member but his art money laundering was suddenly was well respect in art magazines and highly promoted. Can money laundering be proven, it seems maybe it can if dots were connected, can the sleaze and pedo crimes be proven? They say never judge a book by its cover but Check the creepy grin on this guy's face and the unique Goat of Mendes, goat's head necklace on the now dead Rothschild, Philippine Baroness de Rothschild. https://imgpile.com/images/7n8BT1.jpg  Many dismiss the work of Jeff Koons as crass, fake non authentic and based on cynical self-merchandising. Koons is a poor American role model and father figure, he fathered a daughter, Shannon Rodgers, the kid was sold, put up for adoption Jeff Koons developed an obsession with VHS pornographic films so in 1991, he married Hungarian-born naturalized-Italian pornography star Staller aka Ilona Staller (Cicciolina) who at the time was a member of the clownish Italian Parliament government. The marriage ended with allegations that Koons had subjected Staller to physical and emotional abuse, there also seem to be a lot of money laundering links to Arab States, the Middle East and Qatar, known for funneling oil money to ISIS through clandestine channels, he has direct links to sister of the emir of Qatar. The French also hate him, don't want his sculptures to be a representation of Terror Attack victims, Cultural Figures Protest Jeff Koons’s Memorial to Paris Terror. His Michael Jackson and Bubbles sculpture got him known in Liebieghaus Frankfurt, SanFranciso and some modern art place Athens, he also works with Lady Gaga a pop star.
www.artforum.com/news/id=73722
Owes $2.3 million (£1.15 million) in child support? Pornography star La Cicciolina sues ex-husband Jeff Koons for child support

"At no time during the Italian proceedings did Koons challenge the subject-matter or personal jurisdiction of the Italian courts," the lawsuit said.

Koons and Staller married in Budapest in 1991.

That year, Koons unveiled "Made in Heaven", a series of paintings and sculptures that showed the couple indulging in various sexual acts.

During their divorce proceedings, the couple took the child back and forth between Italy and America.

At one point, Koons was able to whisk Ludwig back to New York while the infant's mother was performing an "erotic show" in South America.

A judge ordered the child stay in New York but Staller evaded Koons' security guards and took the boy back to Italy with her.

Koons, a former Wall Street commodities broker, reportedly ran up legal bills of almost $4 million trying to get the boy - who he once described as a "biological sculpture" - back to America.

Jeff Koons | The New Yorker
https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-abo … ff-koons-3
Jeff Koons Koons’s wretched digital pornographic paintings, made in 1990-91 from photographs of himself simpering and grappling with Ilona Staller, are back
An interview with the ex-wife
http://alainelkanninterviews.com/cicciolina/

Do you hate your husband?
“No. I don’t hate him, but he’s threatening me. I thought he was an intelligent person considering that he is educated and is cultured. But obviously culture isn’t enough. He is an impossible man.”
Is it true that he did sexually obscene things to you?
“No. We did fight in the bedroom, but over stupid things. He wanted things that were sexually absurd. I certainly don’t have any hang-ups in that sense. I would have done anything. But I told the psychologist in New York that I suspected my husband was a psychopath. I walked in on him nude on the bed while our child was playing with his genitals, and I told him, “It’s not nice to do that with a child.” I certainly saw other horrible things, but I can’t tell you about them. In other words, my husband is mad as a hatter.”

However because she was a former pornographic adult film star, dismissed as a crazy 'slut' few people took her pedophile abuse statements seriously.


The race to put art on the moon
https://moneyweek.com/investments/alter … n-the-moon

Art on the MOON! World’s second richest artist Jeff Koons will send 125 sculptures to the lunar surface with Elon Musk's SpaceX
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … -NFTs.html

American pop artist Jeff Koons will send 125 miniature sculptures to the moon with the help of multi-billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

The 'Moon Phases' statues will be sold as NFTs and buyers will receive a photo of their lunar location and a sculpture with a gemstone marking their extra-terrestrial counterpart's place on the moon.

They are up for sale at the Art Basel fair in Switzerland, a contemporary art event where non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all the rage this year.

NFTs are digital assets which work like certificates of ownership, they are built using the blockchain and each have a unique digital signature.

The sculptures will be installed 384,400 kilometres (238,855 miles) apart from their owners.

Pace is one of the few major galleries to have ventured into the field of NFTs. According to Clare McAndrew, author of an art market report for Art Basel, only six percent of galleries sold NFTs in 2021.

The NFT market grew dramatically from 2020–2021, the trading of NFTs in 2021 increased to more than $17 billion, up by 21,000% over 2020's total of $82 million.

Since peaking in August 2021, NFTs have plummeted. While art-related NFT sales volumes soared to $945 million in August, they fell to $366 million in January and then to $101 million in May, according to McAndrew's records.

Cryptocurrencies, which are closely tied with NFTs, have been plummeting in value in recent months.

The popular Bitcoin has lost around 28% since Friday, more than half of its value this year, and is down 70% from a record high in November.

Overall the blockchain-based currency is down about 59% in 2022, while rival cryptocurrency Ethereum-backed ether is down 73%.

These ups and downs in crypto and NFTs don't faze the owner of the Pace gallery though, who believes that NFTs represent a 'new methodology for distributing digital art'.

Loving Art to the Moon and Back
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/arts … -moon.html

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