Earlier this year, the New York Observer ran a bit of a hit piece in which they proclaimed, basically, that art and Bitcoin don’t mix.
They described how at the Armory Show, they ran a pretty flawed experiment and polled everyone present about their usage of Bitcoin. It doesn’t matter if artists can use bitcoins via Purse.io or a gift card to get a discount on art supplies via Amazon and elsewhere, not to the Observer.
Now, a few months later, an art exhibition in Poland will be disproving this whole mythology. Julia Mafalda is a photographer and photojournalist who has worked for a number of high-profile venues, to include the L.A. Times. Her work is occasionally sold via galleries and exhibitions.
At her upcoming exhibition, entitled “America’s Beauty,” which features a number of photos she has taken over her career in the United States, Mafalda will be accepting bitcoins in lieu of