Ryder Ripps
Rare Pepe, Or Why Post Internet Art is Stupid

15 oz. 18 karat gold, website goldpepe.com
3 x 4 x 3 inches

Ryder Ripps comments on the question of how does one commodify the popularity of digital ephemera by rarifying one of the most popular internet memes, Pepe The Frog, rendering it in 18kt solid gold - effectively creating the rarest Pepe in the world. This ubiquitous meme started in 2005 and has been seen on everywhere from your mom's feed to Miley Cyrus'.