27.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

99 Balloons, 1 Brick of Gold, 7000 Thumbtacks

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Peruvian artist Iván Sikic addresses the growing income gap through an installation involving 99 balloons, one gilded brick, and 7000 thumbtacks. While events like Occupy Wallstreet brought the fact that 1% of the population controls the majority of the world’s wealth into the mainstream, Sikic aims to keep that conversation going. “It’s My Party and I Do What I Want To” is cheeky but it’s the kind of poking fun that draws attention to the sheer ridiculousness of that reality and what it means for the rest of the 99%. More images below.

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01.09.11 by Jeff

Dan Tague

Various works using folded dollar bills, by Dan Tague.

Folded dollar bills artworks by artist Dan Tague
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05.05.08 by Jeff

TRON & Donnie Darko $

Flickr user What to do? has started a great little photostream; defaced currency.

I was just talking about TRON yesterday! Wilfrid Laurier never looked so good.

Did anyone actually see Richard Kelly’s follow up, Southland Tales? Was it as bad as it looked? I saw it in a bargain bin and thought about blind buying it but then I decided to throw my money off a bridge instead.