A triangular metal structure that would appear and then disappear in normally distant places created a lot of buzz recently. It was originally thought to be of extraterrestrial origin, it was later determined that the monolith was man-made, although this had little impact on UFO or alien believers.
Three of such monoliths recently went viral: the first found in the Red Mountains of Utah, one in Piatra Neamt, Romania, and a third in Atascadero’s Pine Mountain, California. None of them are still standing after they were taken away.
Some of the questions that popped-up in the heads of people over the popping up of these monoliths were- who put these structures out there? Were they aliens or was it a modern art form?
According to The Most Famous Artist (TMFA), it was art, of the alien type.
The most famous artist is an art collective based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, led by Matty Mo. Their work is best described as the paradox of our modern age, it only exists and has value when it’s online. The artist is now apparently claiming the Utah monolith for their own by selling facsimiles through a newly launched website.
“We are pleased to offer a small group of collectors the opportunity to purchase an authentic alien monolith from the studio of ‘The Most Famous Artist,’” the ad reads, with our own emphasis.
“Authentic dimensions and museum-quality materials. Edition of 3 + 1 artist proof. 10 feet [3-meter] tall. Delivery and installation included. Blockchain certificate of authenticity.”
You will not receive a refund or exchange since TMFA is known as an art collective specialising in pranks, to be very clear, you may not get a monolith at all. What you will surely get is the feeling of being part of a global movement, a meta-experience with strange nuances, at a very high price.
Matty Mo says he will not confirm whether they are behind the Utah monolith because “of legalities of the original installation,” and the ongoing investigation. But he shared photos indicating that, including a render of the original installation from August 2020.
This is perhaps the biggest clue that it is another prank. The Utah monolith was first observed on Google Earth in October 2016, which means it was spotted there between that date and August 2015. Had TMFA worked on the first renderings for it in August 2020, they would not have been the brains behind the original monolith.