Entrepreneur and painter Buried Treasure JR Bissell puts his historical expertise at the service of the modern art world
Along with the rise and subsequent mainstream popularity of the internet, a simultaneous explosion of digital art has occurred, with the non-fungible token (NFT) craze of 2021 currently having a major hold on the general population and the overlapping interests in the art world. Yet despite being a frontier and a burgeoning format for artists, former artifact collector and painter himself, JR Bissell, firmly believes that the current oversaturated bubble in the market is doomed to shatter, encouraging consumers to invest instead in coins that have real meaning and merit and acting as the very catalyst for change itself.
“I think most dealers and collectors will tell you that the contemporary art market is booming,” Bissell reveals. “What happened to the art that takes months to complete, with more direct and stimulating ideas that instantly strike the viewer? A ton of modern art requires a dealer who speaks five languages to explain to you why a banana duct stuck to a wall should mean something to you; Will these pieces like a taped banana still be provocative and uplifting 10 to 100 years from now? “
As the owner and operator of Pirate Gold Coins, a company specializing in the acquisition and sale of sunken pirate treasures and other sought-after artifacts ranging from Egyptian hieroglyphics to prehistoric dinosaur fossils, Bissell knows a thing or two about l sustainable opportunity of an object. Having personally overseen the sale of an authentic $ 3 million baby tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and countless other treasured relics, Bissell possesses an unparalleled knowledge of what it takes for collectibles to maintain and appreciate in value. over time, not just in a fleeting moment, which leads to his taking an insider’s position. the world of modern art.
“Do you really think people will still care about trending NFTs like ‘crypto-punks’ or ‘bored monkey’ in a decade or two? Bissell asks. “Can you lecture for hours on a single pixelated photo that an AI robot generated 10,000?” It’s possible, but I think digital artists that last will create things that require real skill, merit, and energy that can be argued for hours on end.
Yet as an artist himself, Bissell does not wholeheartedly reject the entire status of the art world today; instead, Bissell seeks to reverse these buzzing 21st century trends, turning them into collectibles of certified value. Between his skillfully created paintings of beloved pirate coins that take up to three months to complete, or his innovative approach to NFTs of his artifacts which are in fact saved by the physical relic itself, Bissell puts a stake major in something that his designs have so many of their contemporary counterparts lack: historical value.
“I think if you can’t have a long talk about an investment, it probably won’t stand the test of time,” Bissell reveals. “With a shipwreck piece, for example, there are several hour lectures that you can attend with just one piece! Of the assayer who struck it, of the piece itself, of the history of the designs, of the surfaces and of the striking, of the history of the journey of the pieces, of the socio-economic environment such as conflicts when the coin has been struck to explain the markings, etc. The amount of knowledge you can absorb on a single coin is astronomical; a painting must have so much conversation in it.
Continually seeking to innovate the art space in his own way, Bissell’s own paintings help preserve and relate the very treasures to which he has dedicated his life, also giving his clients the chance to display an artfully rendered version of theirs. pirate coins on their walls, while the real artifact remains safe and sound in a safe.
“I want to paint some really rare and special things for this planet,” Bissell continued. “I think when I paint things like a treasure I try to sum up that eye-catching and deep feeling you get when you hold a gold coin that sank in a shipwreck 300 to 400 years ago; and now it’s kind of just sitting in your hand. Your brain can’t help but think – what did this coin see, where was it, who held it before me, when was the last time someone had it? It’s almost impossible not to get this humiliating scale of the play and the special honor it is to own such an artifact. I think people who spend over $ 50,000 on these pieces love having the painting which also took months to complete, to really capture its essence hanging on their walls (considering the treasure is probably safe in a safe. – strong bank, they will only see it a few times a year). These works of art are a great “pairing” if you will, like fine wine, with physical treasure. “
Outside of physical painting, Bissell’s unique approach to the NFT market is also taking the digital art world by storm. Rather than subjecting it to the volatility of consumer demand, Bissell’s NFTs are directly tied to the value of the physical artifacts themselves. Given the tendency of pirate treasure to gradually rise in value, Bissell’s rotation on NFTs is a wise financial investment that is infinitely more secure than other popular NFTs today, as the token can also be burned. anytime in exchange for the relic itself and offering a masterclass on how to navigate the confusing ins and outs of the virtual art scene.
“Another really interesting angle to digital art is to use them as a form of COA (Certificate of Authenticity), with an NFT representing the physical asset, and of course these works of art will be one of the alone because they represent the physical asset. Bissell revealed. “The NFT marketplace is very new and exciting, but COAs are a common problem for newbies who want to navigate these vintage and artifact markets as they are often tampered with and reproduced. Due to the ledger on the blockchain, a COA can now not be duplicated or recreated, and these digital artwork from their physical artifacts as NFTs can serve as a duplicate COA for the artifact itself! “
While only time will tell the enduring value of NFTs, one thing is for sure: Bissell’s extraordinary take on digital tokens and physical paintings is a sure-fire investment to stand the test of time, filled with historic credibility. to save it forever.
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