Money on Money
Friday February 11, 1983 – Tuesday February 22, 1983
Call for ideas
The exhibition Money on Money was the result of an open call for ideas issued by Storefront aimed at generating discussion around what was perceived as a culture of capital-centric consumption. Participants in the competition were asked to send in redesign the one-dollar bill to reflect the true social values of the contemporary era. Instructions on the flyer, which featured partially blanked-out reproductions of both sides of a U.S. one-dollar bill, read: “Step 1: Fill in Blanks. Step 2: Hand deliver finished work to Storefront. Step 3: Opening Feb. 11, $1.00 donation accompanying each work. Bring your own refreshments.” Featuring currency redesigned by 86 artists, the exhibition closed on February 22nd, George Washington’s birthday.