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Art Magazines

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The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

This section documents art and literary magazines archived in the Lunar Codex. Foremost among these are forty-four issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.

In 2022, Fine Art Connoisseur commissioned a profile of Dr. Samuel Peralta and his wife's collection of realist art, in its regular section Celebrating America's Great Collectors. Dr. Peralta presented the magazine with the possibility of inclusion in the Lunar Codex project, and the magazine's publisher, Eric Rhoads, graciously permitted archiving of its print issues from 2015 to 2022 in the Polaris Collection.

Over the past decade, Fine Art Connoisseur has developed a particularly strong reputation for its editorial coverage of realism, a field of artistic excellence generally overlooked by other periodicals.

Published six times per year, the magazine is now a widely consulted platform for the world’s most knowledgeable experts, who write articles that inform readers and give them the tools necessary to make better purchasing decisions.

In addition to artworks and artists, Fine Art Connoisseur covers the museums, galleries, fairs, auction houses, and private collections where great art is found.

* Every artist, writer, and collector with art or articles included in the issues shown below are verified as represented in the Codex


Art & Literary Magazines

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The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

Many of the art works in the Codex were originally shown at galleries over 2015-2021, whose exhibition catalogues were published by Goss 183, or were included in special editions of PoetsArtists (PA) magazine. All were curated by noted figurative artists, gallerists, collectors or art critics in association with publisher Didi Menendez.

Two of these exhibitions, Chronicles of a Future Foretold, and Shelter, was curated by Dr. Samuel Peralta. Shelter is based on a 2020 call for work specifically on the theme of shelter from the global Covid-19 pandemic that began in 2019. 

A landmark exhibition featured in "The Nova Collection", Mars: An Artistic Mission, was hosted by the California Art Club (est. 1909) to commemorate  the landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars on February 18, 2021.

The Codex also features a selection of art from the 15th ARC Salon Exhibition held by the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a non-profit, educational foundation, hosting the largest online museum dedicated to representational art, and leading the revival of realism in the visual arts.

Several private collections and assemblages are also of importance to the Lunar Codex, notably The Windrift Collection and the assemblage of artists of The Bennett Prize®. Artworks from these form the core of the works catalogued in "The Nova Collection" time capsule. We are grateful to these collections for permission to represent these works in the Codex.

* Every artist listed below has at least one artwork represented in the Codex, and many have several pieces of art represented. 

The style is primarily figurative realism, balancing the abstract expressionism of previous art on the Moon. Non-figurative art is still represented, as in the Moon Leaves paintings in Rosario Bitanga's catalogue, and in the prints of Yayoi Kusama.


Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 


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Streamline Publishing - XM1, GM1

- The Lunar Codex archives issues of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine over 2015-2022, beginning with the Jan/Feb 2015 issue through March/April 2022 - 44 issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Fine Art Connoisseur is a bi-monthly print magazine with selected articles available online, for collectors of fine art.
- B. Eric Rhoads, Publisher ▪ Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief ▪ Brida Connolly, Managing Editor
Directorial Staff - Kenneth Whitney ▪ Alfonso Jones ▪ Katie Reeves ▪ Yvonne Van Wechel ▪ Sarah Webb ▪ Dave Bernard ▪ Jennifer Taylor ▪ Gina Ward ▪ Brianna Sheridan ▪ Katherine Jennings ▪ Cherie Dawn Haas 

- Contributing writers - Matthias Anderson ▪ Kelly Compton ▪ Max Gillies ▪ Daniel Grant ▪ Allison Malafronte ▪ David Masello ▪ Louise Nicholson ▪ Charles Raskob Robinson

- All covers shown below are archived in the Νουα Collection of the Lunar Codex
- All art pieces, articles, interviews, and promotional material from the issues below are archived in the Polaris Collection of the Lunar Codex. See Fine Art Connoisseur for artist details pending indexing of individual issues 

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