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Money Makes the World Go Down

by Will Wlizlo


Tags: Dan Tague, money, sculpture, cash, anti-capitalist, arts and culture, Will Wlizlo,

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Dan Tague is a New Orleans-based artist with a different sort of green thumb. Tague folds American banknotes in a sort of slapdash origami-style. Often his mini-money-sculptures look like inconspicuous, crumpled wads of cash. But if you look closer, you’ll see that Tague has creased the money in such a way to spell out messages—many of which have an anti-capitalist tone. You probably didn’t think that “We Need a Revolution” was written on the six dollars in your pocket. Well, look again.

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 (Thanks, BOOOOOOOM!) 

Images courtesy of Dan Tague.