Warhol’s Moon Cock

In 1969, a New York artist called Forrest Myers conspired to hide a tiny ceramic tile with drawings by himself and five other well known artists of the day onto the Apollo 12 Moon Lander.

The artists were: Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, David Novros, Forrest “Frosty” Myers, Claes Oldenburg, and John Chamberlain.

Warhol’s contribution was a drawing of a penis that also functioned as a monogram, consisting of the letters A and W combined.



There was also some grainy photocopies of Playboy centrefolds included by flight engineers in the checklists for the strictly hetero’ astronauts.


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