$1 for the art, $99 for shipping.
It's one of the main reasons when you scan a bill into Photoshop it won't let you save it.
Actually I like the piece. I don't know what it saying but I like it.
Yet it is illegal to glue, tape, paint, cut any US currency to where it is unusable for circulation.
I guess that makes it way more cool. But for the record....
United States Code
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 17 - COINS AND CURRENCY
333. Mutilation of national bank obligations
?Whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or
unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill,
draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking
association, or Federal Reserve bank, or the Federal Reserve System,
with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence
of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or
imprisoned not more than six months, or both.?
United States Code - TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - PART I - CRIMES - CHAPTER 17 - COINS AND CURRENCY - section 333
Look at it this way, it's your shot to the big leagues, every artist that gets arrested or does time makes out like a bandit.
Just if caught remember to not drop the soap.
I think the illegal part of possessing it is if you are in possession of counterfeit money, you too are guilty... but I don't see the difference of giving someone a dollar, or a cut up dollar... it is still a dollar and they are not going to go into a 7-11, drop the painting on the counter and say it's worth 10 bucks...
*** I see technically it is illegal... but aren't you guys trying to go the dollar coin anyway? or did that get kiboshed?
Actually that is partially correct, you can however color copy the money but if it's 20% smaller, or 20% larger or noticeable not copied to be put in circulation you can do that all day. I think that the piece is real money makes it way more cool. But now you can extend your costs by just doing a color ink jet print, and you can do it onto cloth even.
There has been artist that made there own currency, paid for things with it based on the art value involved in the craft aspect. Kenny Howard made his own stamps even.
I remember when I worked in Nashville... the company I worked for had an early Canon Laser copier... that did not have the anti-currency print/scan protect built in... it was soo good at printing that a guy made business cards that looked like a $20 folded over and had his info on the inside... turns out people were leaving them on tables and bars as payment... then one day a black car pulled up to our office... 2 guys came in wearing suits, took all the cards, made us trash the files and confiscated the copier for a week...