Moving Money
 
 

MARK WAGNER

Circulation (diptych), 2002
Currency collage

Bull Market, 2006
Currency collage

Rise and Fall, 2006
Currency collage

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.

 

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