Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 6:05 p.m. EST by TheAvantGarde
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Artists hold a vast amount untapped economic power. Now is the time for artists to stand up take up their regime and tap art's inherent intellectual property. What is an Art Dollar? Simply put the Art Dollar is the hard copy of the internet advertising. Throw them out at your concert events in limited edition sets of say 1-1000 each with a unique serial number on them. Or print a limited edition set 1-100 and assign a monetary worth to each one - kind of like a gift card. Give one to a bum on to a congressman. Back 'em up with a Buck from your Paypal account.
Print this one them: "This limited edition set of 100 art dollars are worth a dollar. If you email us through the secure email exchange the serial number on this bill and the fourteen digit passcode on the back of this bill, we will deposit a dollar into your Paypal account. In addition, you will receive the first ever digital image of this bill and we will be able to track it in partnership with there Where's George website.
If it travels so far as to be sold on the highest art market in world then we'll split the proceeds. If you pass on ownership of this bill the inheritor is be eligible to receive a dollar from us too as long as you the owner of this bill return send our paypal dollar back to us. :) By having a digital and a print currency we aim to strengthen our local economies.
We print 100 of these every month! It's our way of saying thank you! "
The art dollar functions in the real world as a banner advertisement functions online. It draws people of all kinds to your website, to see your shows and check in and see if their art dollars have collectible value. Track them across the nation, across the world! Where do these things go when they leave your hands? How much value do they collect over time and why? How do you create a near mint art dollar? Give a set of art dollars to a friend, these have a hidden mysterious value because of their personal creation. Throw them on your fans at your art parties and openings, cafes and bathrooms you find yourself using. Have a fluctuating art dollar with the ability for the fan to lock in a good price and instantly get cash in his PayPal account. Fans will constantly check your website for the fluctuating or fixed value of your issued art dollars. It's more than giving your fans money it's giving them a foothold in a new economic structure one that integrally originates as intellectual property. Your intellectual property is worth something right?
"That is simple. In the colonies, we issue our own paper money. It is called 'Colonial Script'. We issue it in proper proportion to make the goods pass easily from the producers to the consumers. In this manner, creating ourselves our own paper money, we control it's purchasing power and we have no interest to pay to no one." — Benjamin Franklin