It Used To Be Wired (Unique Piece)

It Used To Be Wired (Unique Piece)


Digital canvas print with re-painted oil paint on top.

Enquire about price. Only one re-paint and one digital.

Buy via crypto: info (at)

sold out
Add To Cart

"It Used To Be Wired"

When conceptualizing this piece I first thought about the lasting frontier spirit of New York, the artists who have lived there and pioneering moves in Bitcoin really starting from a humble transatlantic pizza transaction. No matter what you think about 9/11 a part of its ghost is inescapably linked to the 2008 financial meltdown and the birth of digital currency. Outside perhaps London, one struggles to think of a city more relevant to the global finances than the 'City That Never Sleeps'. In truth, the inner city of London does not come to mind before Wall Street to most. How long will it keep that status though? It will be a balancing act.

In this art piece the iconic island skyline is transformed by blockchain code but this time Philippe Petit is not walking in between the WTC buildings as the man on a wire. He is walking from the Freedom Tower to the digital unknown. There are many blockchain ventures there but many are moving out of NY and the United States due to a lack of entrepreneurial support. The question remains: "Will New York keep its pioneering spirit or drive out the future of finance?"


  • Name: It Used To Be Wired

  • Style: Artevo

  • Painter: V E S A

  • Express shipping depending on location within 20 days