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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
Last November, mysterious metallic monoliths more than 3 meters high appeared in the United States and Romania. There was also one that was found in the UK a few days ago. Many thought they were the work of "aliens" and even destroyed one of them. Now a group of artists took note of the works and began selling them for $ 45,000, about 900,000 Mexican pesos.
The artist group The Most Famous Artist claimed the authorship of the two monoliths appearing in the USA. These are the structures in Utah and on Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California. The collective rose to fame in 2017 when they intervened the iconic Hollywood sign and changed it to "Hollyweed".
To show that they are the creators of the sculptures, they shared pictures of the monolith's realization on Instagram.
In another video posted on YouTube, a new monolith is being installed in California. This replaced the one destroyed by a group of supremasists who replaced it with a wooden cross.
The destruction of the Pine Mountain Monolith was streamed live by a user identified on Twitter as Culture War Criminal. In the video, one of the people present can be heard saying, “Christ is King in this land. We don't want illegal aliens from Mexico or space, so we're going to shoot this damn thing, ”says the structure.
Cringe #Monolith in #Atascadero destroyed #PineMountain #FuckArtMajors pic.twitter.com/Q3erwF2PyZ
– Culture War Criminals (@CULTUREWARCRMNL) December 3, 2020
“We wanted it to be a guerrilla piece of art. But when it was removed in such a malicious way, we decided to replace it, "said Wade McKenzie, one of the creators of the California monolith, in an interview with the New York Times.
As for the reasons behind the anonymous installation of the mysterious sculptures, Matty Mo, one of the creators, admitted:
"What better way to end this shitty year than to briefly make the world think that aliens made contact only to be disappointed that they're the most famous artist to play a bad joke," said Mo the Mashable portal.
As I said, the collective only claimed authorship of the monoliths in California and Utah. So what turned up in Romania is what you are doing? And what about the one they found on a beach on the Isle of Wight in southern England this week?
"For legal reasons, I can't share more than what's been said on social media and in the Mashable article," Mo said in a statement to ArtnetNews.
After solving the puzzle and knowing that these are not foreign messages, The Most Famous Artist sells replicas of the monoliths on its official website for a price of $ 45,000.
By the way, we inform you that if you are thinking of buying one, you will be left wishing because they are already sold out!