All over the world, douchebags are thronging massively in NFTs.
Now, it is true that there are thousands and thousands of legitimate artists in the growing symbolic non-fungible space, and precisely none of them is Paris Hilton.
And of course, NFTs are a world-changing phenomenon that has just been declared ArtReview’s most powerful entity in the art world, but probably not because of the “catastrophic failure” that led John Cena to sell just 37 Sad copies of a Thousand – NFT Chute.
There can indeed be all kinds of use cases for NFTs – such as censorship-proof preservation of historical records – that will make future generations wonder why it has taken us so long.
But don’t let any of these important developments interfere with the absolute douchebaggery that is being unleashed on the world right now by people like Jacob Chansley.
You remember Jacob, don’t you? This guy.
Yes, the guy who took part in an insurgency aimed at preventing the certification of a duly elected president in a peaceful democracy posted a collection of opportunistic, opportunistic, and talentless martens hoping to cash in on his brief moment of fame as he rots in jail for the next 41 months.
Chansley’s collection of 1,006 shamans are featured by his PR representative (Insurgents get PR reps?)
He is not presented as “a criminal asshole trying to steal your money using only the power of absolutely shameless exploitation”. But you say tomato.
The collection itself is intriguing, in the same way you might wonder why multi-colored foods come in… and yet they all come out the same color.
Chansley has a variety of douchey costumes that go with his insurgent “QAnon Shaman” character – one being a horned fur hat, another being an orange jumpsuit. Sadly, the latter doesn’t seem to make an appearance in the hackneyed, sloppy, and horny-derived cartoon collection.
The majority of these lazy, unimaginative illustrations appear to have been created “under exclusive license” by an “anonymous artist”, which should thrill collectors around the world.
The press release, which has much more artistic merit, notes that the series contains “never-before-seen footage of Jacob wearing crypto clothes” and – get this! – that it “exists to generate a productive and thoughtful discourse”. Because of course it does.
Cointelegraph asked the Chansley press rep for further comment after receiving this intriguing message: “Glad to provide more quotes and context from Jacob and his mother if you want to cover this.”
Yes, if there’s one person we want to talk to more than Shaman QAnon, it’s his mother.
The collection is there somewhere, although I’m damned if I want to link to it. But go for it, if you have to – just remember that if you buy an NFT to back up a mad right-wing conspiracy theorist and a Trumpian madman … he then expressed his disappointment with Trump.
And this despite his attorney’s insistence that Chansley “had a penchant for Trump that was reminiscent of the first love a man can have for a girl, or a girl for a man, or a man. for a man”. Oddly enough, it doesn’t appear to be illustrated either, although it’s worth speculating on what it might look like.
Yet you can still buy Melania’s cobalt eyes.