The Hidden Paintings of Russell Rukin

At first glance, Russell Rukin is a portrait painter – an excellent portrait painter, in fact. In each of his works, he carefully captures the expression of the model, evoking different feelings within each painting. However, there’s often more to his work than meets the eye. No part of the canvas goes unused. In m1,…

Kialara Brings Collaboration to the New Signature Series

“I would challenge artists: Ask not what Bitcoin can do for you. Ask what you can do for Bitcoin,” Max Mellenbruch told me. Mellenbruch himself is certainly taking that challenge to heart with his Kialara, a physical Bitcoin that doubles as an intricate & breathtaking art piece. First announced in a Reddit post last year, the Kialara immediately became…

The Importance of Documenting Bitcoin in Art

“Logos, like flags, are created to capture the allegiance of a community,” writes Ray Istre. “In my art, I contrast the Bitcoin logo with other historical forms of money, such as coins and paper money.” Ray Istre is an accomplished & prolific artist, with a background ranging from large scale murals to the first poster…

Bitcoin Brushstrokes: An Interview with Pierre Bourque

To me, art is passion. My passion. And my work is all about the pursuit of that passion. – Pierre Bourque Pierre Bourque is a politician, a NASCAR driver, a journalist, and an entrepreneur. He’s invented his own blend of coffee, and he created the first ever Canadian Bitcoin postage stamp. And somewhere in between…

A Future of Hope: Moniker Art Fair & Bitcoin

Moniker Art Fair opens tomorrow, and it’s making history in the art world by embracing Bitcoin payments. With over 80 artists displaying their work at the Old Truman Brewery, the fair will show off the best in contemporary art & urban culture as part of London’s Frieze Week. Visitors to Moniker Art Fair will have the…