JOSH LEIDOLF AKA TRAN$PARENT
Ultra Fine Money Artist TRAN$PARENT is an American based artist located in the Ft Lauderdale/Miami area. He is also an Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, World Traveler and Journalist. While painting and drawing since an early age, collecting rare international currency and exploring creative photography in over 50 countries in his lifetime, he always had the dream of making the world’s currency as vibrant as the people who use it. He always felt like art should evolve with the times and with the people, so he set out to do something revolutionary that no other money artist on the planet is doing.
He specializes in museum quality, ultra-fine money art. Specifically American denominations from the $1 to the $10,000 bill and with special granted requests the Million Dollar Bill. He also specializes in various rare and well known International currencies. Creating game changing revolutionary art has been his life’s passion and he illustrates it beautifully in his TRANSPARENT artwork depicting the front, back and middle security features of his bills. His TRANSPARENT Art is actually a metaphor for being TRANSPARENT with your loved ones, with your business associates, but most importantly with yourself.
He fine tunes each image to ensure the highest possible vibrancy and each image is personally quality controlled by him and is also hand signed and individually numbered. APs to Limited Editions his pieces are completely breathtaking and pop when viewed under regular or proper lighting. His pieces are not easy to come by and are becoming highly sought after. One of his many accomplishments was successfully orchestrating 12 different beautiful installations of his work at Miami’s Famous Art Basel 2018. His installations included being the featured artist at the opening night with the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and 305 Films at their Wynwood based studio, a private high net worth and celebrity exhibition in the $31 Million dollar Penthouse of the Porsche Design Tower, as well as several South Beach hotels including the National where he was commissioned by Lamborghini to do two custom pieces on an Italian Lire. Not to mention his crypto currency collection being unveiled at the Blockchain World Open and his philanthropic events at the Sagamore, the SLS and at Island Gardens for various known reputable charities. And how could we forget to mention the talk of the town all week, his beautifully wrapped 1 of 2 gorgeous Concept Hummer H1 cruising around Miami’s hottest art districts and parked in front of the some of the most iconic hotels and art warehouses in the entire area for the entire week. Hard work pays off as TRAN$PARENT is already in discussion to do collaborations on clothing lines, cars, full buildings and various high end luxury products. Stay tuned.
His gorgeous museum quality fine money art displayed ornately framed and/or as a gallery contemporary hangs in the homes, businesses and yachts of affluent private collectors, celebrities, famous athletes, politicians and art enthusiasts across the nation. His clients include Dan Marino, Dwyane Wade, Pitbull, Gil Green, Chris Osceola, Indy Al Miller, multiple business owners and the famous wealth money manager to the stars Jeffrey M. Fratarcangeli. His first piece ever sold publicly went to one of the heads of the Seminole Indians and one of the owners of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino brand for a very hefty sum. Since finally going public, he has sold numerous pieces and has donated his art, energy and effort to The Alzheimer’s Association, Kids in Distress, Saving Lives in Israel, The Little Lighthouse Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club, The Dan Marino Foundation, The Special Olympics, NYC Bigs and Littles Mentoring Program, Charities to feed and educate underprivileged children in Haiti and Mexico, The Pancreatic Cancer and the Autism Foundations to name a few and his art has only escalated in value.
“Live your life and never be afraid to seize an opportunity. Don’t let the ability to stimulate others with your art pass you by. Be Kind, Be Passionate, Be TRANSPARENT! -TRAN$PARENT 2018