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04.10.12 Marina Galperina

Artist Chad Person was teaching a digital photography class near a military base and failing a student whose $400 tuition was being paid by the Air Force. The kid would have to pay the Air Force out of pocket for failing the course, so Person passed him with an A+ as “a rare opportunity to take […]

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07.28.11 Marina Galperina

Artist James Charles is the dollar bill doodler king! With ink to perfectly match the U.S. Mint’s, he’s been remixing actual bank notes to put icons, “pussy magnates,” killers, rock stars and rock star killers on the money… which is a little dangerous and pretty impressive. After accidentally spending a few of his greenback masterpieces, […]

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05.27.11 Marina Galperina

As promised, German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann and Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Award winner has turned his $100,000 prize into 100,000 used dollar bills and had them pinned tightly together on the walls and columns of the museum’s second floor gallery. When asked if he wished the work was permanent, Feldmann said “No way! I want the […]

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04.28.11 Marina Galperina

The Gugg’s insides are about to turn a money-shade of green. German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann is breaking the museum’s Hugo Boss award into $1s to line it with $100,000 worth of currency. Burn? Nope! It’s actually not about thumbing the cultural institution nor capitalism or power. […]

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11.08.10 Marina Galperina

Mexico’s Vice Gallery pissed off artist Scott Campbell so much that the artist hauled his entire solo show out onto the sidewalk and proceeded to burn his pieces. Not only was the work laser-cut from stacks of bills, but also sold-out completely. Double burn. […]

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