A woman looking at a Guggenheim art exibit where an entire room is wallpapered with 100,000 $1 bills.

Money Culture

Money Is What You Make of It

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize for contemporary art, displayed the precise amount of his $100,000 prize in this wall of overlapping dollar bills on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Feldmann’s art often groups similar items found in daily life to unearth their meaning.  “Bank notes, like artworks, are objects that have no inherent worth beyond what society agrees to invest them with,” the museum said.  “At its core, this formal experiment presents an opportunity to experience an abstract concept — a numerical figure and the economic possibilities it entails — as a visual object and an immersive physical environment.”

The exhibit is on display through November 2.

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