Dubai-based artist Sacha Jafri's work "We Rise Together - By the Light of the Moon" will be installed on the moon. His design is engraved onto a gold alloy developed to withstand conditions on the lunar surface.
Jafri is known for his free-spirited artworks and his philanthropic endeavors.
In 2021, Jafri created the world's largest painting on canvas, measuring over 17,000 square feet. The piece, titled "The Journey of Humanity," sold in a charity auction for $62 million, making it the second most expensive painting by a living artist ever sold.
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Jafri's isn't the only artwork to leave planet Earth in recent years. In 2017, a work by Israeli artist Eyal Gever was 3D printed on the International Space Station (ISS).
Gever crowdsourced recordings of laughter and used the sound wave signatures to dictate the outer form of his sculpture.
The final version of Gever's artwork was printed aboard the ISS as part of a collaboration with UK app developers Platoon and Made in Space.
"Impossible Object", a sculpture designed by physicist Yasmine Meroz, and contemporary artist Liat Segal, has also graced the ISS. This tiered structure of metal tubes released water, which created floating orbs around the sculpture.
Eytan Stibbe and Rakia Art Mission (Ramon Foundation)
Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe, who originally commissioned "Impossible Object", delivered the work into space on board the AX1 mission, as part of the Rakia art mission on the first privately funded and operated crewed mission to the ISS.