4 Works of Art That Literally Went to Space


In an age where technology and art intertwine in dynamic ways, it’s becoming increasingly common for artists to seek new, unconventional mediums and platforms for their work. One example is ThankYouX, a renowned digital artist best known for his street art and innovative approach to digital creations.

Also known as Ryan Wilson, ThankYouX is no stranger to breaking boundaries. Having started his career on the streets of Los Angeles with spray paint, he swiftly moved on to embrace digital art, gaining international acclaim for his unique style that combines traditional elements with futuristic design.

On May 21, 2023, in a remarkable event that marked a historic intersection between art, technology, and space exploration, ThankYouX’s painting, Urge for Perfection, launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. He also released a commemorative Open Edition to celebrate this feat. This crewed mission — called AX-2 — is the second private launch chartered by Axiom Space, a private spaceflight company that has previously brought NFTs to orbit. His…

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