Leave a comment

Currency Wallpaper

First Look: Hans-Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum

First Look: Hans Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum multiples money installation currency conceptual
(click images for detail)

First Look: Hans Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum multiples money installation currency conceptual

First Look: Hans Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum multiples money installation currency conceptual

First Look: Hans Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum multiples money installation currency conceptual

Last November German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was named the winner of the eighth Biennal Hugo Boss Prize, a bi-annual award bestowed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art, with an attached honorarium of $100,000. In a unique gesture to the museum Feldmann proposed the idea of creating an installation that would involve tacking 100,000 $1 bills to the walls of a large gallery off the Frank Lloyd Wright ramp.

“I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50s,” Mr. Feldmann said in a telephone interview from his studio in Düsseldorf. “At that time there was no money in the art world. Money and art didn’t exist. So for me $100,000 is very special. It’s incredible really. And I would like to show the quantity of it.”

It took museum art handlers roughly 13 days to pin the out-of-circulation bills to the wall and to condense the surface area required by so much currency the dollars were slightly overlapped.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: