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Robin Bhattacharya, invited as a nominee for the Kiefer Hablitzel Award, presents The ROBIN™ Currency at Swiss Art Awards during Art Basel from 2-8 of June 2008.
The ROBIN™ Currency
is a fully functioning currency system based on prime numbers.
The coin and notes of any denomination each correspond to one prime number and are therefore unique.
At the exchange desk other currencies such as Swiss Francs, Euros or British Pound can be exchanged for ROBIN™. The currency can be freely traded and the fluctuating exchange rates reflect the market value.
The position of the artist Robin Bhattacharya on the international art market guarantees the value of the ROBIN™ currency.
In times of economic uncertainty, the investment in art is – while risky – one of the most recession-proof. Otherwise often limited by other factors such as prize, size and weight, the ROBIN™ currency makes investing in art as easy as getting your holiday money and as portable as any other currency.
And while other, state-supported currencies are in turmoil, the art-currency ROBIN™ might well be one of the most stable, as each note is unique and therefore, in time, can only increase its value.