August 12, 2022

British art icon Damien Hirst to accept BTC, ETH payments for print run

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Yet another fine art institution is jumping on the crypto bandwagon. 

British artist Damien Hirst and printmaker HENI Leviathan announced Thursday the release of a print run of eight Hirst paintings, which will be available for purchase with the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).

According to the announcement, “For the first time, both HENI Leviathan and the artist Damien Hirst will be accepting Cryptocurrency for payment of editions, payments can be made by either Bitcoin or ether, as well as by credit or debit card.”

The prints are available starting today and will sell through March 3. Each print is priced at $3,000 (or .058 BTC/1.8 ETH, according to price at the time of publication), and each piece will be signed by Hirst.

In the announcement, Hirst — whose work has been displayed in the Museum of Modern Art — spoke of the decision to accept digital currencies as an act of faith in the ecosystem:

“It’s hard for any of us to trust anything in this life but somehow we manage it and we even find love and I love art and I love the crypto world and I am happy and proud to put my belief into Bitcoin and ether and accept them for this dropTitle: British art icon Damien Hirst to accept BTC, ETH payments for print run
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Published Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 18:54:24 +0000