World’s greatest douchebag releases NFT assortment
Around the world, douchebags are entering into NFTs in a giant method.
Now it’s true that there are hundreds and hundreds of respectable artists within the rising non-fungible token area, and that exactly none of them are Paris Hilton.
And positive, NFTs are a doubtlessly world-changing phenomenon that had been simply declared ArtReview’s most powerful entity within the artwork world, although in all probability not because of the “catastrophic failure” that resulted in John Cena promoting simply 37 unhappy copies of a one thousand-NFT drop.
There might certainly be all types of use-cases for NFTs — such because the censorship-proof preservation of historic data — that may trigger future generations to surprise why it took us so lengthy.
But don’t let any of those vital developments detract from absolutely the douchebaggery that’s presently being unleashed on the world by individuals like Jacob Chansley.
You keep in mind Jacob, proper? This man.
Yep, the man who participated in an rebel designed to forestall the certification of a duly-elected President in a peaceable democracy has launched a talentless, money-grabbing, opportunistic-weasel assortment of excruciating tat, hoping to money in on his temporary second of notoriety whereas he rots in jail for the following 41 months.
Chansley’s assortment of 1,006 Shamans is billed by his PR rep (insurrectionists get PR reps?) as a chance for patrons to affix “a community of individuals intrigued by the intersection of politics, crypto, media, tribalism, and Shamanic culture.”
It will not be billed as “A criminal douchebag trying to snatch your cash using only the power of absolutely shameless exploitation”. But you say tomato.
The assortment itself is intriguing, in a lot the identical method that you just may surprise why multi-colored meals go in… and but all of them come out the identical shade.
Chansley has quite a lot of douchey costumes that go together with his insurrectionist character ‘QAnon Shaman’ — one being a horned fur hat, one other being an orange jumpsuit. Sadly the latter doesn’t appear to make an look within the hackneyed, half-assed and spinoff assortment of behorned cartoons.
The majority of those lazy and unimaginative illustrations seem to have been created “under exclusive license” by an “anonymous artist”, which ought to excite collectors in every single place.
The press launch, which has way more creative advantage, notes that the collection comprises “never before seen images of Jacob donning crypto apparel” and — get this! — that it “exists to spark a productive and thoughtful discourse.” Because in fact it does.
Cointelegraph reached out for additional remark to Chansley’s press consultant after receiving this intriguing message: “Happy to provide more quotes and context from Jacob and his mother if you’re interested in covering this”.
Yep, if there’s one particular person we wish to discuss to greater than the QAnon Shaman, it’s his mother.
The assortment is on the market someplace, though I’ll be damned if I’m going to hyperlink to it. But have at it, if you happen to should — simply keep in mind that if you happen to’re shopping for an NFT to help a crazed right-wing conspiracy theorist and Trumpian lunatic… he later expressed disappointment in Trump.
And that is regardless of his lawyer’s insistence that Chansley “had a fondness for Trump that was not unlike the first love a man may have for a girl, or a girl for a man, or man for a man.” Oddly that does not appear to be illustrated both, although it is price speculating on what it’d appear like.
Still, you may at all times purchase Melania’s cobalt eyes.