BUSINESS/ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 22, 2021 | WOZINGA NEWS
JDL: Amsterdam Street artist becomes crypto millionaire with one massive artwork
- De Leeuw sold one gigantic eight-meter-tall artwork as well as three smaller two-meter-tall artworks.
- The street artist’s work frequently revolves around social issues. Artists aim to encourage people to think about them.
By Elah Mae Ariate Wozinga Staff
A luxury goods trading network made Amsterdam Street artist Judith de Leeuw, popularly known as JDL, a crypto millionaire overnight.
The 26-year-old sold four paintings to Adonis, a Swiss online corporation, for a total of 2.5 million euros in bitcoin.
JDL sealed the deal with Adonis for artwork
De Leeuw sold one large eight-meter-tall artwork as well as three smaller two-meter-tall artworks, according to the report.
“It’s bizarre; I still can’t believe it,” De Leeuw told the NL Times. She initially ignored the message from the Swiss platform because she assumed it was a fraud.
She enlisted the assistance of Juul Manders, the owner of football management business 433, to conduct thorough research on the company. Only then did she finalize her agreement with Adonis.
The street artist frequently develops work around societal themes and exhibits it in public places to get people thinking about a specific topic.
Through her artwork, the street artist attempts to communicate the emotions of her subjects. “I aim to make the unseen visible as much as possible,” De Leeuw explained.
She stated that Adonis was interested in purchasing her pieces because they admired her message. “They really liked the character in my art and saw how much charitable work I do, so they wanted to assist me,” De Leeuw explained.
The Artist plans to continue trading in cryptocurrency in the future
De Leeuw intends to turn the cryptocurrency into real money by purchasing a castle or property in France, restoring it, and reselling it.
The earnings will also go towards De Leeuw’s dream of creating an artwork at the North Pole to draw attention to climate change, NL Times reported.
“I want to raise awareness about the climate catastrophe in the most powerful way I can think of,” De Leeuw remarked.
She also intends to donate approximately one million of the cryptocurrencies to charity to assist youngsters in need.
De Leeuw’s work can be found in Kuala Lumpur, New York, Paris, and Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, among other places. She intends to keep dealing in cryptocurrency in the future. “This is just the beginning,” stated the young artist.