Money Art
January 7, 2005 2:09 PM   Subscribe

Money Art. They say it's hard to make money from art, but some people find ways to make art from money. Or at least a few accessories. (via)
posted by cali (8 comments total)
Inspired by this thread.
posted by cali at 2:10 PM on January 7, 2005

Those painted bills are fantastic (although the ones with text would be stronger without it).

My favorite (possibly NSFW).
posted by zanni at 2:18 PM on January 7, 2005

Spiffy! Some really beautiful and creative pieces. It makes me want to haul out my magic markers and my wallet. Oooh or maybe my magic markered money wallet...
posted by Specklet at 2:20 PM on January 7, 2005


Regarding money origami... in the 90s I had a friend who worked as a teacher at a fancy private elementary school. For Christmas, the parents of one of her Japanese students presented her with a gift-wrapped shirt box. Inside was a life-size folded shirt made entirely out of origami-ed money. It was incredible, I remember we just stared at it for the longest time in her apartment... it was more bills than I had ever seen in one place. It was such an incredible piece of art, she couldn't bear to take it apart but she needed the money so she took it to the bank and they dismantled it for her. I think it was around $200 or something.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:26 PM on January 7, 2005

These are cool, but why make money into art when you can make art into money?
posted by Hlewagast at 2:27 PM on January 7, 2005

As Hlewagast points out, you can't have a money/art link without mentioning Boggs.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:53 PM on January 8, 2005

Chicago artist Cat Chow {flash} makes clothing from different materials, requiring painstaking work: kleenex, washers (close up), one long zipper, chain mail, and "Not for Sale," a dress made from 1000 shredded dollar bills. See a close up of the bills. Photos from her show at the Chicago Cultural Center.
posted by scazza at 4:31 PM on January 12, 2005

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