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Philippe Pétremant is a Lyon-based photographer who created this series, Les Sept Mercenaires (The Magnificent Seven), with an interesting twist using collaged foreign currency to create brand new portraits. He folds and arranges the paper with different eyes, nose, mouth, etc and secures them with a paper clip.
Big Business 3 is a book and poster series by Chinese creative agency Senseteam. Very reminiscent to embroidered patchwork, this series cuts apart and reconfigures currencies from countries around the world in the hopes of examining identity and cultural desires that link wealth, branding, human expressions and ethnicities.
“Bless This Mess” is the newest installation from New York-based artist Scott Campbell who is well known for his intricately designed tattoos as well as astounding carved pieces with money. This particular collection has several pieces formed by the artist using laser cutting into low reliefs from uncirculated US currency.
“Scott Campbell is a sort of semiotician, studying the signs, symbols, and text, commonly found in tattoo culture. His work investigates a familiar lowbrow vernacular, and points out the irony existing within that imagery. His precise technique and masterly of his particular style is only matched in strength by his concern for the human condition. Through the act of chronicling working-class iconography, customarily inked onto skin, Campbell creates a new narrative for the consideration of those recognizable images. He pays tribute to individual stories, and as a result, he records a specific history, which in turn becomes a collective one.” — OH WOW