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Hans-Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum

May 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Last November German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was named the winner of the eighth Biennal Hugo Boss Prize, a bi-annual award bestowed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art, with an attached honorarium of $100,000. In a unique gesture to the museum Feldmann proposed the idea of creating an installation that would involve tacking 100,000 $1 bills to the walls of a large gallery off the Frank Lloyd Wright ramp. Via the NY Times:

“I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50s,” Mr. Feldmann said in a telephone interview from his studio in Düsseldorf. “At that time there was no money in the art world. Money and art didn’t exist. So for me $100,000 is very special. It’s incredible really. And I would like to show the quantity of it.”

It took museum art handlers roughly 13 days to pin the out-of-circulation bills to the wall and to condense the surface area required by so much currency the dollars were slightly overlapped. The exhibition will be up May 20–November 2, 2011. The photographs above by David Heald were provided courtesy the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

 

 



Design

Twelve currencies folded into rings

May 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

After attending an interactive design workshop, Sophie Kemp was tasked with redesigning the parameters of a common interaction. For her project she chose the generous though often uninspiring act of giving money.

I decided to take the cold cut process of giving people money and enhance the experience of this action. I decided to take a dollar bill and use origami folds to make it into a ring as the giving of a ring has such emotional connections. I then made these rings out of 12 different currencies.

I’ve seen my fair share of folded origami rings, and maybe even struggled through making one myself in grade school, but seeing that same process applied across the layouts of different paper bill designs is pretty awesome. (via creative review)

 

 



Art Design

Currency origami from Won Park

April 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

As part of a rebranding effort for Payment System Group, Seattle-based States of Matter commissioned a number of currency origami works from Won Park. See more over on Behance.

 

 



Art

Scott Campbell, Noblesse Oblige

March 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Incredible currency works by tattoo artist Scott Campbell as part of his latest show Noblesse Oblige that opened yesterday at OHWOW in LA. The top piece, a three dimensional skull, is comprised of a stack of $11,000 in cut, un-cut currency sheets.

Campbell expands his use of cut currency, sourcing uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint, to create large, intricate work with a sunken relief effect. One piece uses $11,000 worth of currency sheets to create an over two-foot cube, into which a three dimensional skull is carved-out. These works employ the familiar blue-collar vernacular of tattoo flash-boards – a skull smoking a cigarette, a skeleton’s hand in a provocative gesture, a single eye emitting a penetrating ray – and highlight the irony that exists within that imagery.

Learn and see more over at Arrested Motion and Slamxhype. The show runs through April 22.

 

 



Art Design

London 2012 sculpture made from 31,010 coins

March 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

UK agency PrettyGreen made this awesome sign for Cadbury’s Race Season, a challenge to find the world’s fastest racers including the world’s fastest coin stacker. The work required the expertise of several 2D and 3D artists and took five days to construct utilizing 31,010 coins. Check out the making of video to see how they did it. (thnx, andy!)

 

 



Design

Oxidized

March 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Oxidized pennies by Art Director Bob Dinetz. (via desinspiration)

 

 



Design

The Hungry Pig Bank

February 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Turning the idea of the traditional piggy bank upside down the Hungry Pig by Bassam Jabry is part of an art exhibition called Made for Sam, where design firm FARM invited 40 Singaporean creatives to redesign 8 everyday objects from tote bags to common stationery. The products are now available at the Singapore Art Museum and other design specialty shops around Singapore, including the wonderful FARM Online Store.