American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in 1930, which depicts the absurdity of the NFT market “a structural absurdity, to put a Gothic-style window in such a flimsy frame house".
PPAPE is inspired by American Gothic, also a tribute to 2016 hit track ‘PPAP’ by PIKOTARO’. The pitchfork and fruit are the symbols to represent the absurd blockchain. Those facial expressions on NFT images like joyful, furious, and frustrated show the reactions when people are facing rug pulls in the crypto market.
Our ape characters are named Piper and Pope. Piper on the left is inspired by the fairytale Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Pope on the right is a tribute to the poet Alexander Pope on his quote “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”.