Art of Bitcoin

Art of Bitcoin

In celebration of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, I have endeavored to create art based on common values. Benjamin Franklin believed that the American Revolution was about English Bankers convincing the King of England to outlaw the money created by Americans called, Colonial Script. This forced the English Bankers monopoly money upon the Colonialists for which they had to pay interest. Creating their own money cost nothing in interest and the American economy was doing very well. When interest was forced upon them, the economy crashed because profits were taken away. Franklin wrote that we would have paid a little tax on tea but taking our money away was too much. This form of revolution has taken hold in every culture around the globe. With all of this in mind, is it time for a currency that is not under the thumb of the Federal Reserve, IMF and Government control? Is cryptocurrency that form of money? Is the American Federal Reserve the England of the 1770′s? or the Ghengis Khan of China?

Below are 24 small works of art by Ray Istre. They are seen from most recently completed at the top to the first work of art in this series at the bottom.

The artists statement is half way down.

#12Series2LowResThisBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

This Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11inches

 

#11Series2LowResBenBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Ben Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11inches

 

#10Series2LowResLibertyBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Liberty Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11inches

 

#9Series2LowResPaperBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Paper Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11inches

 

#8Series2LowResBitCometByRayIstreCopyright2014

Bit Comet

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#7Series2LowResSixPenceBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Six Pence Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#6Series2LowResRevolutionaryBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Revolutionary Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#5Series2LowResColonialBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Colonial Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#4Series2LowResBitCoinGalaxyByRayIstreCopyright2014

Bitcoin Galaxy

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#3Series2LowResDoubleBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Double Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#2Series2LowResDollarsAndBitsByRayIstreCopyright2014

Dollars and Bits

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

#1Series2LowResBandedBitByRayIstreCopyright2014

Banded Bit

Ray Istre, Mixed Media, 8.5 inches x 11 inches

 

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The 12 works above are the second set of 12 art pieces by Ray Istre. To see the development of this series, start with the last of the 12 below and move upwards. They are set like this to show more recent work at the top.

 

 

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Artists Statement of Ray Istre

My art features the iconic Bitcoin logo and historical forms of money, framed by abstract design. The abstractions express what we do not fully understand about the value of money. We take it for granted that it will be accepted as payment for goods or services.

We can know that the Bitcoin money supply is based on math, which is logical. In contrast, the relentless manipulation of the traditional money supply by international bankers colluding with government is not logical, unless logic dictates a forced payment, through interest and inflation, for things not supported by the governed. That is the logic of tyranny where freedom is banned.

Bitcoin and such currencies offer independence from the monopolistic pyramid scheme of tyranny and should be embraced by freedom loving people everywhere.

See articles about Art of Bitcoin by Ray Istre below…

Emily Faber, CoinCafe 

Victoria Turk, Motherboard 

SpendABit Search Engine 

BlockChain 

Kitco

 

12-LowRes-Two Heads by Ray Istre, Copyright, 2014

Two Heads

9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Painting

 

11-LowRes-Eureka by Ray Istre, Copyright, 2014

Eureka

9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Painting

 

10-LowRes-Triangle of Trust by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

Triangle of Trust

9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Painting

 

9-LowRes-Unfunded Paper Money by Ray Istre, Copyright, 2014

Unfunded Paper Money

9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Painting

 

8-LowRes-Two Georges by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

Two Georges

9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Painting

 

7-LowRes-Golden Ideas by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

Golden Ideas

9″ x 12″ Mixed Media Painting

 

6LowRes-Concentrated Power by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

“Concentrated Power” by Ray Istre

Acrylic, Mixed Media on Heavy Watercolor Paper, Size 9″ x 12″

Andrew Jackson was a powerful man. He saw the rise of bankers with private interests taking control of his country and rose to the occasion. During his second term, he took United States money out of the Second National Bank and put it in other banks, and doing so he destroyed their power. This piece of art incorporates ideas of this great man.

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.

Andrew Jackson

 

5LowRes-Control Of Purchasing Power by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

“Control of Purchasing Power” by Ray Istre

Acrylic, Mixed Media on Heavy Watercolor Paper, Size 9″ x 12″

Another benefit of Colonial America printing their own money was that they could control the amount of money printed and thereby control the value. This is how they controlled the “Purchasing Power” of the currency. With Bitcoin, the amount of currency available is controlled by the blockchain. It can not be printed to the point of hyper-inflation.

 

4LowRes-The Duty of Government by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

“The Duty of Government” by Ray Istre

Acrylic, Mixed Media on Heavy Watercolor Paper, Size 9″ x 12″

Less than 50 years after the American Revolution, Andrew Jackson became President with a vow to demolish the power of the National Bank of his day. He won election and was re-elected and did exactly what he said he would do. This man was of the people. He fought for this country and was very instrumental in its development. Here is a noteworthy quote of his.

The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.

Andrew Jackson

 

3LowRes-No Interest To Pay by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

“No Interest To Pay” by Ray Istre

Acrylic, Mixed Media on Heavy Watercolor Paper, Size 9″ x 12″

Think of all the interest we as countries pay for money at face value that was created simply by printing it. Image such a racket that would make the Mafia salivate. We do it simply because most people are totally ignorant of how they are being manipulated. Here is more from the great mind of Benjamin Franklin who was asked how America prospered with ability to care for its poor, while English working class were nearly destitute.

“That is simple. In the Colonies, we issue our own money.   It is called Colonial Scrip.   We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from the producers to the consumers.   In this manner, creating for ourselves our own paper money, we control its purchasing power, and we have no interest to pay to no one.” Benjamin Franklin.

 

2LowRes-Franklin-Bitcoin by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

“Franklin ~ Bitcoin” by Ray Istre

Acrylic, Mixed Media on Heavy Watercolor Paper, Size 9″ x 12″

In this piece, Franklin is more obvious and sharing the limelight with Bitcoin. In relation to the seemingly unending printing of money, Franklin would have more in common with bitcoin because it is free of the International Bankers and can not be printed into worthlessness.

The printers of “Federal Reserve Notes” make a mockery of Franklin and other American Founding Fathers by using their faces and forgetting their principles. If Franklin were alive today, he would be a blogger and avid supporter of Bitcoin as a currency.

 

1LowRes-Benjamins Vision by Ray Istre, copyright, 2014

“Benjamins Vision” by Ray Istre

Acrylic, Mixed Media on Heavy Watercolor Paper, Size 9″ x 12″

Benjamin Franklin was a publisher, printer, thinker and avid patriot. His opinion on money and how it is to be used is documented, but is not taught very much in our current school systems. While he did not stand against the use of printed money, after all he was a printer and had government contracts to print money, he did refer to it as useful in moderation. One aspect of the Colonies printing their own money was that there was no interest to pay.

“The Bank of England has played a prominent role in American history Without it, the United States would not exist. The American colonists considered themselves loyal Englishmen to a man, but when they began to enjoy unequaled prosperity by printing and circulating their own Colonial scrip, the stockholders of the Bank of England went to George III and informed him that their monopoly of interest-bearing notes in the colonies was at stake.   He banned the scrip, with the result that there was an immediate depression in the commercial life of the Americas.   This was the cause of the Rebellion; as Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the little tax on tea, amounting to about a dollar a year per American family, could have been borne, but the colonists could not survive the banning of their own money.” Eustace Mullins, The World Order, 1985.

 

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Links, Articles, Etc., Art of Bitcoin by Ray Istre

Artist Web Site and Statement

http://www.rayistre.com/art-of-bitcoin/

Bitcoin Art Prints for Sale

http://www.artpal.com/ray#i3

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Emily Faber at CoinCafe.com

https://blog.coincafe.com/2015/12/04/ray-istre/

Victoria Turk at Motherboard

http://motherboard140.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=6898904&item=6442

Art4Bitcoin.net

http://art4bitcoin.net/ray-istre/

Reddit Post w/comment

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2msski/art_of_bitcoin_by_ray_istre/

SpendABit.co Bitcoin Search Engine

https://spendabit.co/blog/may-is-art-month

EbitLuxury.com

http://ebitluxury.com/4-fine-art-antiques4658.html?page=2#

BlockChain.com

https://blog.blockchain.com/2015/12/05/bitcoin-news-for-the-week-of-113015/

Kitco.com Cartoons by Ray Istre

http://www.kitco.com/ind/#i

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