Collages of money (video)

Mark Wagner makes collages out of money

The work of Mark Wagner of Brooklyn is probably the most unprofitable. He makes collages with landscapes, historical figures and animals out of money.

Mark uses only one dollar bills, but his currency collages require hundreds and even thousands of them.

“The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar”, wrote the artist in his website.

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