The Artist-Made Currency That Just May Change How We Invest In Art

March 6, 2015 2:40 PM

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The Artist-Made Currency That Just May Change How We Invest In Art

"I think that the way art has been working in the last century is coming to an end," Sarah Meyohas explained in a phone interview with The Huffington Post. "Duchamp was kind of the fulcrum for changing the way of artists then. And I'm not comparing myself to Duchamp, but I think artists need to consider themselves as value producers rather than painting makers. And that's where the critical discourse should lie."

Meyohas, currently an MFA candidate in photography at Yale, is also the mind behind "BitchCoin," a new cryptocurrency that allows investors to back Meyohas' current and future artworks, thereby investing in Meyohas herself as an artist. The currency project, imagined in conjunction with Brooklyn-bas...

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