Scientists are sounding the alarm this week, as a freak heat spike in Antarctica caused a major ice shelf collapse. But this news was soon overshadowed by an even more disturbing study alerting that less than 4% of things in the world remain to be NFT’d.
“When we saw this trend take off, we thought we had an ample global supply of NFTs,” said Dr. Amanda Bobanda, lead researcher for the Department of Wasted Energy. “We underestimated humanity’s voracious appetite for putting energy towards the wrong things.”
The study is devastating to a legion of artists who were reveling in the potential to make income from their art for the first time ever by simply bastardizing it for “cyberjerks,” but the real victims here are obviously the people who love to collect NFTs.
“First my pogs collection failed to effectively appreciate,” said Frank McFrank, a lifelong collector of idiotic fad objects. “Then the bottom fell out of Beanie Babies. We cannot let NFTs burn out for lack of fresh subject matter. My portfolio can’t take it.”
“Maybe they will discover a new species of bird, and then someone can turn that into an NFT,” he added hopefully. When it was pointed out that things like the Antarctica ice shelf collapse are harbingers of global climate apocalypse, and human life on Earth is at risk of burning out more than NFTs, McFrank grew wistful.
“Did anyone catch that ice shelf collapse?” he asked. “That would make a sick NFT.”
Luckily, the NFT market will no longer be limited to terrestrial subject matter. With Jeff Koons planning to create his first NFTs on an outer space mission, we can look forward to a whole new galaxy of subject matter, attainable by simply using an extra-insane amount of resources to break the atmosphere.
And if all else fails, we can just burn the contents of the Louvre, one by one. How sick would that be?
Arriving amid increased anti-Asian racism and continuing discourse about the inhumanity of its prison system, this documentary is a strong historical gut punch.
A “show within a show” at the Whitney Biennial pays homage to the visual and literary art of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, whose life was cut short through an act of brutal violence.
The Brooklyn organization is now accepting new project inquiries for its fee-based fabrication services in printmaking, ceramics, and large-scale public art.
Social media persona Sad Beige Werner Herzog presents a seemingly endless array of sniffling tots stuffed into gray, brown, and tan knits.
A new Bronx location for the Universal Hip Hop Museum is set to open its doors in 2024.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Researchers at the University of South Florida have created a tool that can potentially help hone human concentration through the creation of art with only the power of the mind.
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
Let’s be honest: On a best bathrooms list, no one wants to be number two.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.