In art world first, Digital Objects artist Thrashbird tokenizes guerrilla billboard takeover
In an art world first, artist Thrashbird has issued limited digital editions of his official capture of a guerrilla billboard takeover. While the billboard will inevitably come down, these Digital Objects-exclusive, artist-certified editions will live forever on the blockchain, making for a rare and unique opportunity for collectors.
In a recent Los Angeles Times interview, Thrashbird explained, “For a street artist, nothing lasts. Your stuff always comes down. It’s not meant to last, but if there is the opportunity for it to last, you would like to see that.”
By leveraging the permanent public record of the Ethereum blockchain, Thrashbird has ensured a legacy for a work of art that may have otherwise been lost to time. This groundbreaking incorporation of technology into his work transforms its very nature and may have lasting implications for the practice of street art writ large.
Thrashbird is known for his street art that explores themes of vanity, technology, and consumerism. With No More Selfies, he reclaims the public space by using graffiti to subvert the message of a real billboard in Los Angeles. Bold culture jams like this one have generated consistent buzz for the young, anonymous artist all over the world.