The Art of Money: Impressive Paper Money Collages by Mark Wagner


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Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner has been referred to as “the greatest living collage artist” and “the Michael Jordan of glue”. Wagner is experienced at making money art collages with American currency. Wagner says:

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.

Wagner had a solo show last year at Western Exhibitions in Chicago and is currently preparing for a large exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC that opens September 6th.

via Faith is Torment


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