In an art world first, a painting was sold for 276321.20680057 Dogecoin, an online currency, by Blackbird Studios. The painting by Las Vegas artist Steve Byrne, representing a live link to an online Dogecoin wallet, playfully explores the emerging world of cryptocurrency and the creation of new sorts of economies suited to the Internet Age.
Inspired by the sale, Blackbird Studios has made a selection of pieces from its current exhibition, “Dr Seuss: A Tribute”, available at its satellite store in downtown Las Vegas’ Container Park and is accepting Dogecoin for those pieces. Visit the shop after 7p through Jan 9 and we can process purchases using Dogecoin, or watch the live stream from the shop at http://www.justin.tv/astronautchimp (7p PST to whenever) and contact us to buy online. Follow us on the Dogecoin subreddit at http://redd.it/1ufv1k for updates. (All pieces can also be purchased using US dollars, of course!)
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Blackbird Gallery at the Container Park is at 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, open daily 10a – 9p, 10a – 10p on Friday and Saturday.