Money is Art

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Big Bear and Pepe Millard
Sat 16 Jul 2011 18:02
Money is Art - Art is Money

Money is art, quite literally. Last November, German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann won the eighth Biennal Hugo Boss Prize, a biannual award bestowed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art. The winner also received $100,000. Feldmann decided to give back to the museum in a unique way. He used the money to create an installation that involved tacking one-hundred thousand dollar bills to the large gallery off the Frank Lloy Wright ramp.

“I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50's,” Mr. Feldmann shares. “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 about thirteen days to complete the installation with out-of-circulation bills. The money walls are on display now until the 2nd of November  2011 - lucky us.......we spent valuable breaths looking at this vast room..........................covered in dollars...............................










                       IS IT ART