American Dan Tague has developed a new way of conveying our idioms: via the medium of money.
Using various denominations, the money spells out what is happening in America and society today.
His phrases include ‘We Need a Revolution’, ‘Trust No One’, ‘Reality Sucks’ and ‘I Am Free’.
His work will be on display at the International Contemporary Arts festival Prospect 2. in New Orleans this October.
Maybe he has taken Warhol’s quote literally:
“I like money on the wall. Say you were going to buy a $200,000 painting. I think you should take that money, tie it up, and hang it on the wall. Then when someone visited you the first thing they would see is the money on the wall.”