August 31, 2011 3:57 PM Subscribe
After receiving a $20,000 grant from the Australia Council, Denis Beaubois set about creating his artwork, Currency, 2011, by withdrawing $20,000 from a teller at the Reserve Bank of Australia and writing down the serial numbers. The artwork sold at auction yesterday for $17,500.
He told The Age last month he stood to make no profit from the project. ''I'm not getting paid a cent,'' he said. ''If it's sold, the money I make will be used to finance part two of the project, which is a series of performance/video works on the division of labour, and capitalism.''
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