Ethereum Boy was painted as part of an exploration of Crypto Cubism, a tribute to the creative genius of Picasso that reimagines his works through a 21st century crypto lens. Ethereum Boy is a play on Picasso’s ‘Paul Dressed as Harlequin’, with Paul replaced by Vitalik Buterin, founder of the Ethereum network and one of the great pioneers of the crypto age.
The next stage on Ethereum Boy’s development came with a collaboration between Trevor and OG crypto artist Alotta Money, creating the unique programmatic work EthBoy. EthBoy’s progress rises and falls, his background updating each day to reflect the ever-fluctuating fortunes of Ether, Bitcoin and Eth gas fees. Some days he’s soaring through the heavens in a green (low gas fee) suit, others plunging to stygian depths with his costume fiery red. You can read more about the ideas behind EthBoy at Trevor’s original announcement of the project.
Selling to eminent art collector MaxStealth, this proved to be just the beginning of EthBoy’s long and ongoing journey. Starting from the first half of 2021, the changing times of EthBoy are currently being released across ten chapters, each chapter covering six months between 31 January, Vitalik’s birthday and 30 July, the launch anniversary of the Ethereum network. His ascensions and plummets are generated from the original code and documented in animation. Included are numerous easter eggs that comment on topical events that influence the conditions in cryptocurrency, and guest music artists will be invited to each chapter to add their own perspectives and talents to Ethboy’s odyssey.
As each chapter of Ethboy is released, the links below will go live, allowing you to follow his story.
Chapter 5: ETA April 2024
Chapter 6: ETA April 2024
Chapter 7: ETA August 2024
Chapter 8: ETA February 2025
Chapter 9: ETA August 2025
Chapter 10: ETA February 2026