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This auction marks an opportunity to obtain Pepenardo's most significant physical painting to date, FAKISTAN.
Winner of the auction will receive a complimentary FAKISTAN digital asset.
Painting: 22" x 28" (59cm x 71cm), Oil on canvas mounted to panel, 2022. Signed on verso.
Frame dimension: 26" x 32" (67cm x 84cm).
FAKISTAN, portrays a reserved masked figure lounging on a magnificent green camel, wearing a patterned head covering and a white linen galabeya. His face is concealed from the viewer as he gazes into the reflection of his phone screen. In the distance, an ancient monument towers over the mystical landscape. It possesses a strange and arcane essence.
This work was created with the intention to portray symbols of both the Bitcoin and Pepe communities in a subtle yet profound way. As with this painting’s counterpart, FAKEGENESIS, the anonymous masked figure alludes to all of us as one group and equally, as Satoshi Nakamoto. Further, the green camel references the iconic logo of the infamous Silk Road marketplace, created in 2011.
The title and more significantly, the imagined country, FAKISTAN, alludes to a controversial past; referencing a 4chan initiated sovereign order, KEKISTAN. However, FAKISTAN represents a new nation birthed out of the underground Fake Rare movement. It is populated by enlightened individuals such as innovators, artists, patrons, and philosophers whose goal is to uplift one another, while building towards a brighter future.
FAKISTAN will continue to carry the narrative and symbol of crypto.
The winner of the auction will also receive a complimentary FAKISTAN.OIL digital asset on an OPENDIME to represent the physical piece.
Pepenardo, or commonly referred to as Nardo, Xnardo or Nardo X, is a pseudonymous artist, creative director, and dank polymath of the High Pepeaissance whose real name and identity remain unimportant yet subject to great speculation. A select few eyewitness accounts describe him as being “green, old, but wise as fuck, piercing eyes, casual - paint stained clothing, and possessing beautifully smooth dark hair”. Active since 1452, Nardo’s work epitomizes a renaissance humanist ideal in combination with dogmatic internet memetics. His career grew out of the Counterparty underground scene, the Fake Rares, which initially started as a few dozen renowned artists and musicians.
This Lot Includes:
FAKISTAN x 1
- FAKE RARE
- Series 8
- 125 Supply
FAKISTAN.OIL x 1
- Frame: 26 x 32 in.
- Print: 22 x 28 in.
- Approximately 12 lbs.
PROOF OF BID BONUS: All bidders who place a winning bid above 5,000,000 sats (0.05 BTC) receive Pepenardo's latest Fake Common, FAKEPERSIST. Distribution will be coordinated by email after the auction has completed.
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