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Forum Post: Iconic Wall Street Installation Imagery

Posted 6 years ago on Sept. 29, 2011, 6:35 p.m. EST by BonjourMonsieur (2)
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[-] 1 points by BonjourMonsieur (2) 6 years ago

Nope, these have gone relatively unnoticed compared to some of my previous work. I feel really strongly about it though. I don't think any art is more relevant right now than that involving money. A lot of people prefer visual stylings, but I think this carries stronger content. Nothing is more important to this point in history than the abuse the dollar bill has inflicted on society. Up until this point it has been treated with almost religious acceptance. Now we have the chance to open our eyes and question the value of this piece of paper that controls our lives.

[-] 1 points by ZinnReader (92) from Encinitas, CA 6 years ago

Has anyone contacted you about this yet?

[-] 1 points by BonjourMonsieur (2) 6 years ago

Absolutely. I love the idea of bank notes as kindling. If everyone that has backed this cause gave a dollar or two we could make one hell of a fire that could capture the spirit of this movement. Every movement needs a single image to tell the world what they feel, and I believe it needs to be more than signs and arrests.

[-] 1 points by anonrez (237) 6 years ago

Beautiful. Paper currency always eventually reverts to its actual value - nothing.

Or, more accurately, paper - it can be used for kindling, wall paper, origami, etc...

"This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy." - Douglas Adams