Dumpbags around the globe are getting into NFTs in large numbers.
It’s true there are many legitimate artists in this growing space of non-fungible tokens, but none of them is Paris Hilton.
And sure, NFTs are a potentially world-changing phenomenon that were just declared ArtReview’s most powerful entity in the art world, though probably not as a result of the “catastrophic failure” that resulted in John Cena selling just 37 sad copies of a one thousand-NFT drop. There may be many uses for NFTs, such as the censorship-proof preservation historical records that will make future generations wonder why it took so long.
But these important developments should not be overlooked in the utter douchebaggery being unleashed upon the world by Jacob Chansley.
You remember Jacob? This is the guy.
Yep, the guy who participated in an insurrection designed to prevent the certification of a duly-elected President in a peaceful democracy has released a talentless, money-grabbing, opportunistic-weasel collection of excruciating tat, hoping to cash in on his brief moment of notoriety while he rots in prison for the next 41 months.
Chansley’s collection of 1,006 Shamans is billed by his PR rep (insurrectionists get PR reps?) As an opportunity for buyers, it is billed as “a community of individuals interested in the intersection of politics and crypto-media, and Shamanic cultural ” You can say tomato.
The collection is fascinating in the same way you might wonder about multi-colored foods going in… but they all turn out the same colour.
Chansley offers a range of sloppy costumes to go with his insurrectionist character QAnon Shaman. One is a horned fur hat and another an orange jumpsuit. Unfortunately, the latter does not appear in the half-assed, hackneyed and derivative collection behorned cartoons.
The majority of these unimaginative and lazy illustrations were created by “anonymous artists”, which should be exciting collectors.
The press release has more artistic merit. It notes that there are “never before seen pictures of Jacob wearing crypto apparel” and — wait for it! It “exists in order to stimulate a productive, thoughtful discourse.” Of course!
Cointelegraph reached out for further comment to Chansley’s press representative after receiving this intriguing message: “Happy to provide more quotes and context from Jacob and his mother if you’re interested in covering this”.
Yes, his mom is the one person we’d rather talk to than the QAnon Shaman.
The collection is available, but I won’t be daring to link to it. But have at it, if you must — just remember that if you’re buying an NFT to support a crazed right-wing conspiracy theorist and Trumpian lunatic… he later expressed disappointment in Trump.
And that’s despite 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.” It’s odd that this doesn’t seem too well illustrated, but it’s worth considering what it might look.
You could still buy Melania’s cobalt eye .