“Almighty Dollar”

I was at an art exhibit in Chicago recently and these pieces from 1972 and 1973 caught my eye.

Description: The pieces…

“subvert the authority of the US dollar by swapping out its patriotic images and slogans for others they feel more accurately capture the American spirit: the national motto is replaced with “In Evil We Trust”, the Lincoln Memorial from the five-dollar bill barely visible under what is apparently a pile of excrement, and a bloated Nixon takes Ben Franklin’s Place.”

Art as social commentary. Art is social commentary.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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