Here’s a smart way to cash your artwork! Artist Pascal Boyart painted recently in Paris, the mural “Confessions of a Red Jester”, a modern interpretation of the painting by Jan Matejko from 1862 – “Stańczyk”.
In Boyart’s performance, scattered banknotes lie on the ground around the title jester. On the table next to him is an object that looks very much like a tablet. The author described the mural as talking about both fiat currencies and quantitative easing.
My new mural with a #Bitcoin QR code for donations is just finished!
– Pascal Boyart (@pascalboyart) July 5, 2020
The work of art has one more unique element: a large QR code in the lower left corner, along with a spray painted Bitcoin logo and wallet address below. The QR code allows anyone who scans it to send BTC directly to the author, without any intermediaries.
Within 5 days the author earned $ 500
As it turned out, the author’s wise idea is very effective. Boyart wrote on his Twitter today that he has received the work within 5 days of disclosing it 0.0514 BTC (at the moment it is little less than $ 500).
Boyart is no stranger to the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In an interview with the Decrypt portal, he boasted that he has been using QR codes in his images since 2017 and over the past three years, he managed to collect over 1.3 BTC (currently almost $ 12,000) in the form of donations. He even wrote a tutorial to help other artists do the same.
He also placed his cryptocurrency donation links on his website. Anyone willing can give him a donation in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero. In addition, Boyart tokenized his own works, selling even a few pieces – some with added animations – divided into collectible fragments via OpenSea.
According to Boyart, the ability to accept donations with bitcoin from anyone who sees his outdoor paintings, even if they do not know his name, allows him to continue to create attractive works of art
“It helps me finance my next murals and keep me independent.”
– He said