Banknote #3Lot 50 Year: 2019
Material, technique: Ink, watercolor, pencil on paper
Size: 60 х 29 сm Estimate: $1818 Start bidding: $1234 SOLD FOR $1818
The sketches from the last series presented at the auction show a drive for allegories. Paper money has been with us since the Enlightenment gradually becoming a form of measure of the value of goods. Formation of the market economy has turned all social and cultural derivatives, including history and art, into goods. Thus, the money in the artist’s work is deprived of its material value and acquires cultural meaning, full of encrypted stories that can be read with the help of the symbols.