The Guggenheim Museum’s $100,000 Room

Posted by | June 03, 2011 | Art, Random | No Comments

via mymodernmet. What do you do when you win a $100,000 art prize? You get a bunch of singles, and create another art piece. Check out German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann’s new installation at the Guggenheim which is there until November 2nd, 2011. Pretty cool. More photos below.

Money is art and art is money! Last November, German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann won the eighth Biennal Hugo Boss Prize, an award bestowed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art. The winner received $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim.

Feldmann decided to give back to the museum in a unique way. He used the money to create an installation that involved tacking 100,000 used one dollar bills to the large gallery off the Frank Lloyd Wright ramp! Why used money? “It’s the notion of value in everyday life,” said Katherine Brinson, an assistant curator who is organizing the exhibition. “It’s something we handle every day. And used money has a previous life.”

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