Day of the Dead, Dia de Muertos by artist Lucho Poletti, a.k.a. hodl crypto

Day of the Dead "Dia de Muertos" new Bitcoin art piece

Lucho Poletti, a.k.a. hodlcrypto, shares with us his freshly baked last work commemorating the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday focused on gatherings to pray for and remember friends and family members who died, and help support their spiritual journey.

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Lucho Poletti is an American crypto artist who uses propagandistic techniques to spread the word of crypto. As he explains below, this piece means his own particular tribute to the Mexican culture:

«As I think I've shared with you before, I've been living in Mexico for the past year, so this one kind of comes from my experience of the culture. My girlfriend is obsessed with these, so she also helped with the idea, and I kept working on it until she said: "¡me gusta mucho, cómprame uno!" (I like it a lot, buy me one!)».

The Day of the Dead

Then, he adds: «As the market was turning around, I got the idea to put a crypto spin on the sugar skull, a symbol used in the Mexican Day of the Dead, "Día de Muertos", which is a colorful celebration that's as much about celebrating life —with music, drinks, food, family and friends at the cemetery— as much as it is about commemorating the dead. One of the great things about being fully immersed in this culture is to be able to do things like go with my girlfriend's family and actually have this experience: a party at the cemetery, basically».

Afterwards, he explains why he chose the cryptocurrencies shown on his picture: «Besides Bitcoin, the coins featured in the image all trade on Bitmex (with the exception of Monero). In my opinion, those coins have been legitimized by this market and are here for the long-run, so this piece shouldn't end up with any dead poo poo coins on it down the line».

«I have emphasized the two forces of the market (a lot in the same way as my earlier "Market Maker" piece), with a buy and sell wall encircled by candle sticks and the market maker who is in control, harnessing the power of both the buy and sell side, whichever is stronger», he adds.

Lucho keeps explaining: «The image shows a pair of bulls, like the rockets they are charging towards fueled by bitcoin-yellow flames. Below the eyes there are a pair of bears on their backs, dripping down the same yellow color down into the mouth area, where the teeth are also dripping yellow and studded out with ETH symbols».

New-generation dapp coins

«The upper lip area displays the top new-generation dapp coins, with an EOS "gem" in the center, which is similar to the ETH "gem" between the eyes. I emphasize EOS here because there is more capital flowing towards EOS and is clearly the top competitor for ETH. The spiderweb is commonly found on the Sugar Skull, as it's one of the first things that grows on a decomposing skull. I used the spiderweb in the chin area (a black one) to symbolize the dark web with a Monero logo in the center symbolizing it as the predominant currency of the dark web. Just outside the darkness of the web are Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash; the dominant but non-privacy focused currencies», Lucho says. 

However, there's a surprise hidden at the top: «Along with BTC at the very top of the skull, XRP is shown on both sides, showing it with a high-ranking and dominant position. I believe in the long-run XRP will dominate an important sector of the market, although I'm not personally a supporter. So it has its place». 

Finally, the artist states: «There are a lot of details and touches here that I hope some enthusiasts will enjoy. The couple corners that aren't all "crypto-ed out" are just purely decorative in the Mexican fashion, from the flowers to the Aztec/Mayan style decorations».

In essence, we can now enjoy a new beautiful piece of crypto art that will be talked about for a long time, until death and beyond. Congratulations! What do our readers think? Please share your opinions in the comments below.

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