“These ‘Nest Egg’ paintings were done in response to the dwindling value of the dollar. I wanted to see if there was any “value added” by painting directly on top of actual currency. I also liked the idea of presenting the paintings of the broken empty “nest egg” as collaborations with the various Treasury Secretaries, such as Hank Paulson and Larry Summers, whose signatures are on the currency. The work also raises issues about art & commerce: I was curious whether people would think a painting on a $100 bill was worth more than a painting on a $5 bill, even though their real value as an art object is in the painting and not the paper it is painted on.” Visit DNA Gallery later this summer for more details.
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