Count S. Von Teleki sees them almost every art show he attends to display his sculptures. Ove the years they evolve but all of them dress and behave exactly the same and their art is atrocious and Teleki despises having to see them practically sell out every show despite the fact their work is terrible. Meanwhile Teleki's fantastic chrome sculptures sell slowly and it is all he can do to survive on the few sales he can make and that's after traveling the entire country to attend as many art shows as possible. But Teleki begins to obsess over the Neftunian Art Clones, believing that space aliens created these lousy artists to appeal to the masses. Teleki then begins to worry the space aliens will give him an implant and turn him into an art clone. After that he is seen everywhere he needs to go wearing his special alien implant negation helmet. But will Teleki escape becoming an art clone himself?