Remembering Art, For The Sake Of Art
An artist reflects on his humble past by using a cash prize as part of his exhibit.
Hans-Peter Feldmann, the German artist, was awarded the $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize, but doesn’t intend to spent it right away. The artist will pin 100,000, $1 dollar bills on the wall for a piece at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Though the installation is certainly inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol’s 200 One-Dollar Bills that depicts the art of making money, Feldmann isn’t making an ostentatious statement about how much money he has. Instead it has more to do with how far we have come as a culture towards appreciating art. From his interview with The Times: