Elon Musk Is Sending a Japanese Billionaire to the Moon, and He’s Taking a Group of Artists With Him

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SMARTNEWS reported, that Yusaku Maezawa hopes to recruit six to eight artists for the week-long mission, which is expected to launch as early as 2023.

Last May, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa made headlines when he purchased an untitled 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110.5 million, smashing the existing record set by an American artist at auction. Now, Maezawa is back in the spotlight, albeit for a different—yet still art-related—reason: as Amy Thompson reports for Wired, the 42-year-old entrepreneur is headed to the moon, and he’s hoping to bring between six to eight artists with him.

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