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Amsterdam Street Artist sells work for €2.5 million in cryptocurrency.

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Amsterdam based Judith de Leeuw closes a mega deal for four works on behalf of the Swiss, an online company. It is a record amount for the work of De Leeuw, who draws attention to social themes with her murals.

A street artist is a person who makes art in public places. Street artists include portrait artists, caricaturists, graffiti artists, muralists and people making crafts.

Street artists can also refer to street performers such as musicians, acrobats, jugglers, living statues, and street theatre performers.

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A luxury goods trading platform turned Amsterdam street artist Judith de Leeuw, also known under her artist name JDL, into a crypto millionaire overnight.

Adonis, the Swiss online company, bought four paintings from the 26-year-old for an amount of their cryptocurrency worth 2.5 million euros.

De Leeuw sold one massive artwork standing at eight meters tall, and three smaller artworks each about two meters high.

JDL Street art aka Judith de Leeuw started aerosol cans at the age of 15 as a rebel on the street.

The multiple award winning artist was born and raised in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 2015 she graduated in Art & Design which was followed by a one-year bachelor at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2016.

Her art evolved quickly, as she became an established artist in a very short period.

Currently JDL travels worldwide as an international artist to realise her large-scale murals.

JDL uses her art to translate emotion, but the concepts are deeply themed around her surroundings and social issues.

This is also a reason for JDL’s big love for public space.

Her projects took her around the globe, including big parts of Europe, Asia, and the United States. 

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