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THE MINNAAR TREASURE

CURRENT VALUE:

$1,542,947

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Minnaar #01351
11.5″ x 14.5″
Watercolor and crayon on paper

About

Artist Steven Minnaar has created the world’s first treasure hunt art collection.

Art lovers and treasure hunters can collect and trade Steven’s original artwork and trading cards that each contain 1 of 24 words that can unlock a treasure containing more than 1 full bitcoin, 10 ounces of gold, and 1,000 Minnaar artworks valued at more than $1,500,000.

The collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, readymades, and trading cards that can be purchased and exchanged “one for one” for any other equivalent Minnaar that is available now or in the future.

The Minnaar Daily Giveaway

Each day we give away one Fractional Minnaar Trading Card from the Minnaar Art Collection to a member of our Telegram Group. Each Trading Card contains one of the 24 words needed to unlock the Minnaar Treasure.

It’s FREE to join and you will automatically be entered into each day’s drawing.

The Minnaar 10,000

Total supply released to the public will be limited to 10,000 Minnaars and the price increases daily until sold out.

The Minnaar Treasure

The Minnaar Treasure contains over 1 full bitcoin, 10 ounces of gold, and 1,000 Minnaar artworks.

The private key to the bitcoin address below was created with a randomized 24-word passphrase. Each artwork contains one or more of these words. Collect and trade artworks to pick up all the words and then see if you can put them in the right combination to generate the private key (click here for step-by-step instructions). Be the first and you can take the bitcoin instantly and claim the balance of the treasure. The bitcoin is funded by treasure hunters from around the world who frequently add to the balance.

Bitcoin Address:

1LJUoadJQnEPf6G8u76KFesWJs1MA4S1hA

Minnaar – 01060
18″ x 22.5″ watercolor

Exchange Value and Forever Art

Minnaars have a 1 to 1 exchange value which means they can be traded at any time for any other equivalent Minnaar available in the Trading Inventory. Inventory is continually growing and changing as new pieces are added and traded. Search the inventory regularly to find the perfect piece to add to your collection.

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CURRENT PRICE & EXCHANGE VALUE

1 Minnaar – $1,508

1/1,000th Minnaar – $1.55

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Fractional Minnaars

A Fractional Minnaar is one of multiple pieces that make up a complete Minnaar. They are sold individually at a fraction of the price of a full Minnaar and can be exchanged towards another artwork at their fractional Minnaar value.

Each Fractional Minnaar contains 1 of the 24 words that can unlock the Bitcoin Treasure when arranged in the right combination. They come as small as 1/1,000th of a Minnaar and are a great way for collectors to acquire in smaller denominations.

Minnaar – 00896 #4 of 24 (Fractional Minnaar)

Scarcity and Abundance – the best of both worlds

The total number of Minnaars released to the public will be limited to 10,000 and the price increases daily until sold out. The trading inventory will continue to grow as long as Steven is able to paint and create – increasing the value of the 10,000 by increasing the number of trading possibilities. The Minnaar Collection has the best of both worlds – scarcity and abundance.

Minnaar #01045 “The Appraisal” 11″ x 15″ watercolor

Token of Authenticity

Each Minnaar comes with a Token of Authenticity (ToA) registered on the Liquid Network. Possession of this token can support the authenticity of the accompanying physical artwork. The ToA helps protect buyers and sellers when transacting between private parties and is required when trading-in your Minnaar artworks. Click here for suggested trading practices between private parties.

To receive a Token of Authenticity you will need a Liquid Wallet. We suggest downloading the SideSwap.io or Blockstream Green wallet app. Open your Liquid wallet to generate a Liquid Address to receive your ToA.

Key Features of the Collection

  • Each Minnaar is a unique and original artwork that Steven has created himself
  • Each Minnaar is exchangeable for any other Minnaar made available from Steven’s Trading Inventoryforever.
  • Each Minnaar comes with a Token of Authenticity that cryptographically proves provenance
  • Each Minnaar has one of 24 words to a combination that can unlock the Minnaar Treasure when arranged in the correct order
  • Minnaars have a variety of exchange values making them accessible to more collectors
  • Minnaars are scarce – only 10,000 full Minnaars will be sold to the public
  • Minnaars are abundant – owners of a Minnaar can exchange their Minnaar for any other Minnaar available in Steven’s growing Trading Inventory.
  • We have a growing community of collectors that magnifies trading, social and networking opportunities

6 WAYS TO BUY AND SELL MINNAARS:

  1. Click here to order Minnaars
  2. Attend in-person events where you can buy, sell or trade with other collectors
  3. Visit the Online Forum to buy, sell and trade with other collectors
  4. Consign your Minnaar or shop our Consignment Inventory
  5. Contact us to exchange your Minnaar for another Minnaar in our Trading Inventory.
  6. Enter the Daily Drawing (see below)

Before trading with private parties please read the Safe Trading Practices

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Q & A with Steven Minnaar

Minnaar – 00545
Steven Minnaar – Self Portrait
30″ x 22″ watercolor

What is the Minnaar Art Collection?

Minnaars are a collection of original artworks that I release as I create them. Each Minnaar can be exchanged for any other Minnaar that I have available now or in the future and each artwork contains a clue to a hidden treasure. My goal is encourage people to experience more art in real life as opposed to looking at tiny pictures on a little screen.

Minnaar – 00400
“CD” 15″ × 18″ watercolor.

Tell us about more about your art and creative process…

When I begin each day I may only have a basic idea what I am going to create. I set the intention and then let the universe tell me what it wants. The only constants are that Minnaars are exchangeable one-to-one and each artwork is physical and tangible.

The collection is a real-time diary of my creative journey. My work is mostly whimsical, sometimes serious, and quite often just odd.

There is a world of difference between experiencing a work of art in real life compared to viewing a picture of it on a 3-inch screen. You cannot experience the true scale, color, texture and impact when looking at a tiny digital reproduction through your phone or computer.

00533
“Kinsey and Caroline” 28″ x 22″ oil on canvas.
click on image to enlarge

Minnaar – 01050 “Voyeur” 11″ x 15″ Watercolor on paper

You paint in many different styles, sizes and mediums – why is that?

That is what is most interesting and challenging to me. I like to explore multiple themes, styles and mediums. In keeping with the idea of creating a concentrated store of value, Minnaars come in various sizes from small pieces that can be stored in a safe or a suitcase to larger pieces that can be displayed on your wall.

There is nothing more satisfying to me than to start with an idea and then turn it into something tangible.  To grow, imagine and create – that is the essence of life in my opinion and it is the idea that dictates the medium and style that I use for each artwork.

Minnaar – 01404
The Minnaar Watch

Tell us about the Minnaar Treasure…

The Minnaar Treasure is a private key that controls over 1 full bitcoin and it unlocks the right to take the bitcoin and receive 10 ounces of gold plus 1,000 Minnaar Artworks. Each of my artworks contains one of 24 words that can generate the “private key” when arranged in the right combination. It was created using a special randomization script so no one – including myself – knows the correct order. It is regularly funded by treasure hunters and anybody can add to the balance. The first person to solve the combination can claim the Minnaar Treasure.

Can you imagine what the Minnaar Treasure will be worth generations from now if no one cracks it?

What are the odds of getting the right combination to unlock the Minnaar Treasure?

About one in a gazillion! Nevertheless, once you have collected all 24 words, you will then have unlimited guesses and it is possible to guess the correct combination on your very first try. It is like getting unlimited free lottery plays.

Minnaar – 00527
30″ x 22″ Watercolor

Which Minnaars are you most proud of and why?

Ah, there are so many! Here are just a few (click on the images to magnify):

Minnaar – 00108 “The Cure” 22″ x 30″

00108 – “The Cure” – Historically significant, I painted this soon after the pandemic started and the lockdowns were put into place. The audacity to declare some jobs “non-essential” was an insult to humanity. This painting came to me in a dream and it was born out of this frustration. It represents the heavy-handed response that caused far more harm than good. I actually carried this painting in several lockdown protests in Southern California. 00378 thru 00381 were also in response to the lockdowns.

Minnaar – 00124 24″ x 18″ charcoal on paper

00124 – I love this one due to its sheer eroticism. The expression on the lips, the posture, the hand…and the marbling texture of the breast. Charcoal is such a sensual medium to work with because you are able to blend and shape it with your hands.

Minnaar – 00550 22″ x 30″ watercolor
Minnaar – 00531 22″ x 27.5″ watercolor

00531 and 00550 I love these for their overall mood – they are both quite large and amazing to see in real life.

Minnaar – 00356 20″ x 16″ “Secrets of the Universe” acrylic on canvas

00356 thru 00367 – “Secrets of The Universe” I love this series because it truly does contain the secrets of the universe. They came to me through divine inspiration but I have yet to figure out what they mean…

Minnaar #00438 – 19.5″ x 15″ watercolor
#00439 – 11″ x 8.5″ pencil on paper

00439 and 00438 – I love these two for the colors, composition, and the expressions. Similar yet different.

00377 – “Pleasure and Pain” 20″ x 16″ acrylic and collage on canvas

00377 – “Pleasure and Pain” – Freud would have something to say about this one…

01442 – “The Journey” 8.5″ x 11″ gouache on ivory paper

“The Journey” – This is my most important series because I created it to honor every one of us. Each painting symbolizes, celebrates and honors our individual journeys.

We each have our own journey through this amazing life and, like the captain of a ship, we must frequently “adjust our sails” as we pursue our goals and dreams. It is not always easy.

While we set our sights on worthwhile destinations, it is this journey that is happening in the here and now that matters most. This is the adventure of life that we can experience in totality – in this moment!

Each original painting is similar yet different – every one is entirely unique – just like our individual journeys. I invite you to search the series to find the perfect painting to symbolize, celebrate and honor your journey.

6 WAYS TO BUY AND SELL MINNAARS:

  1. Click here to order Minnaars
  2. Attend in-person events where you can buy, sell or trade with other collectors
  3. Visit the Online Forum to buy, sell and trade with other collectors
  4. Consign your Minnaar or shop our Consignment Inventory
  5. Contact us to exchange your Minnaar for another Minnaar in our Trading Inventory.
  6. Enter the Daily Drawing (see below)

Before trading with private parties please read the Safe Trading Practices

The Minnaar Daily Giveaway

Each day we give away one Fractional Minnaar Trading Card to a member of our Telegram Group.

It’s FREE to join and you will automatically be entered into each day’s drawing.

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