London’s Moniker Art Fair Becomes First Fair to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Moniker Art Fair is one of Europe's most popular urban art fairs. Photo: Arrested Motion

London’s Moniker Art Fair has become the first international art fair to accept Bitcoin payment.

For its sixth edition, the fair, which has established itself as one of the leading art fairs for contemporary urban art, has partnered with online payment activists Fork The Banks and will pioneer the use of the digital currency, AFP reports.

Over 20 international galleries will participate in this coming edition, which will take place on October 15–18 at the Old Truman Brewery, in East London.

Highlights include MYA Gallery, from France, which will bring pieces by the French street artist Bom.k. Meanwhile, the London-based gallery Tag Fine Art will show works by Ryan Callanan, inspired by the Star Wars film saga. Kallenbach Gallery, from the Netherlands, will showcase artworks by the French graffiti artist WK Interact.

The fair takes place at the Old Truman Brewery in London's east end. Photo: adnams.co.uk

The fair takes place at the Old Truman Brewery in London’s east end.
Photo: adnams.co.uk

Fair visitors can also look forward to a special exhibition by the influential Bristol-based stencil artist Nick Walker.

Secondary market works by star artists such as Banksy, Peter Blake, and Takashi Murakami will also be available.

Collectors who are feeling lucky can purchase a £50 lottery ticket to win one of 200 postcard-sized artworks by the likes of Gilbert & George, Ben Eine, and Harland Miller as part of the fair’s “Art On A Postcard” sale.

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