This is the first art piece published by Cryptoart.com, and we believe the very first crypto-theme fine art collectible incorporating blockchain technologies. The Patriot was created by artist Alexander Fedosov. Alexander was a Ukrainian illustrator that excelled in hyper detailed dark fantasy art. He was one for the first artists to contribute to the cryptocurrency movement, and he created the cover for Bitcoin Magazine issue #21. His current whereabouts are unknown.
History of The Patriot:
2013-07-20 – Alexander Fedosov initially collaborates with Troy Fearnow on subject matter for The Patiot.
2013-07-26 – Initial Sketch by Alexander Fedosov
2013-09-08 – First Release candidate
2014-02-11 – United States copyright filing accepted
2014-03-05 – Announced to the public on Bitcointalk.org
2014-03-29 – On Displayed at the Texas Bitcoin Conference.
2014-04-10 – Used as a prop to demonstrate cold storage to the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Banking.
2014-04-11 – Showcased in Bitcoin Magazine
2014-12 – The Patriot witnesses Houston’s first Bitcoin ATM.
2014-12-21 – Covered in The Houston Chronicle
2015-03 – The Patriot participates in SXSW, Austin, TX. Gives away free BTC. WSJ coverage.
2016-01 – “Proof of Art, The Bitcoin Art Show”; San Francisco
2016-03-25– Featured on RA5 (Italy) documentary about Money and Art. This is the first time Cryptoart is covered on Public television.
Cryptoart can live onchain as an NFT or in the real world as a physical art piece.
- Artist: Alexander Fedosov
- Title: Patriot
- Year Created: 2013
- Edition count: 280 (200 small, 45 medium, 35 large)
Current Circulation: NFTs = soon, Physical = soon, Permanently Burned = soon
Published on Hahnemühle museum quality paper with archival inks.