Art Press Feed - Artist Takashi Murakami, has signed a contract with the MOMA in NY to have the Oval Buddha installed on the Moon. Recession gloom sets down on the art world as ostentatious objects are hidden from public view.
In an effort to quell the ongoing complaints from gallery goers worldwide in the uncontrolled behavior of galleries and their budgets in presenting ridiculous objects supported by transparent art theory, "objects are being re contextualized" claims Curator Christie Spangler. "If art is a mirror than we are really sick", one of many gallery goers declares. This sentiment is not only directed to Mister Murakami's work but indeed to a wide variety of artists whose work exposes the excesses of the last twenty years, including Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons to mention a few.
It looks like art is back to sticks and stones basic, maybe even a resurgence of earth works with a drizzle of cool tech. However, to continue, the Oval Budha is to be shipped and reinstalled on the moon, at a crater that has yet to be determined. Sources claim the Oval Budha's final resting place will be Moretus on the south pole or Thebit which is closer to the moon's equator.
The artist was not available for comment. The Oval Buddha has a secondary purpose as a microwave relay for the upcoming Mars Human Exploration Phase of 2020. The cost of shipping Oval Buddha to the Moon is estimated in the billions with potential cost overruns in the hundreds of millions.
Protests in the congress over the pork barrel spending by major public art galleries in an effort to jettison the bling out of public view has drastically jeopardized budget allocations for years to come. The White House has confirmed that there will be a investigative commission set up to look into the matter. There are fears that money spent could be jeopardized by potential strikes from future meteor or asteroid impacts on the moon. Neither the artist nor Nasa where available for comment. But wait there's more, since the announcement NASA has been flooded with calls from performance artists that are volunteering for the reinstallation of the sculpture on the moon, despite it being a deadly mission. Artists will have to queue to get return flights to earth.