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STANDARD OF VALUE


We all can hear Carrie Bradshaw say: "I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet." I couldn't agree with Carrie this time since it's actually art I enjoy watching on my walls. "...I feel it feed me more."
This humorous yet critical artwork made of dollars was created by Mark Wagner and is really high on my Christmas wishlist this year. His artistic view on standard of value has been shown at The Getty Research Institute, Museum of Modern Art, The Walker 
Art Center, The Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum. 
Get his version of Abraham Lincoln or my fave "Elective Surgery Poster" of Mona Lisa here!


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61 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE this. I can write a whole analytical essay on this, honestly. I love how tongue-in-cheek this is, like a visual stand up comedy performance. Love love love! Thank you for sharing, Ira!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  2. This is so cool, thanks for sharing, dear!
    xx Elisa
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  3. Aside from looking good this is a clever concept as well! High five on your love for art, I agree it enriches one's life. Sounds like a good investment to me!
    XO,
    Izzy
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  4. Those are interesting and really clever pieces! You always find the coolest artworks :)

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  5. So striking and creative! The money theme makes me wonder about the value of art, but what if the art is actually made of money!

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  6. Quite interesting and cool, Ira. I didn't know you were an art lover, tho.
    xox

    Lenya

    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  7. Ira, money means less and less to me these days, things are so not important to me... It is a means to an end and a necessity... the artwork in interesting... (I don't agree with Carrie on this one either xox)

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  8. The art of money, huh? ;) I'm glad you like it, May! Thank you!


    xoxo

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  9. Happy to, Elisa! Thanks for dropping by!


    xoxo

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  10. Thanks, Izzy! Definitely a good investment and affordable as well. :) Fashion fade, style is eternal!


    xoxo

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  11. Interesting thought, LBG! Since art is also a kind of investment it will always have a certain taste of profiteering. ;)
    Thank you for your comment, dear!


    xoxo

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  12. Thank you, Lenya! I love art and I love to be inspired by it in every way.


    xoxo

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  13. I'm with you, Launna! There so many things money can't buy and I'm happy to own them. :) Appreciate your feedback, Launna!


    xoxo

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  14. These are made form dollars? That is great. I do enjoy art, but I haven't invested in some for my own home so far, probably because I have been moving about every other year for the last couple of years, so my flat never was "finished".

    Linda,
    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  15. WOW! That is amazing! One could LITERALLY see where there money is going (or hanging LOL).

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  16. These art works are so cool! It's crazy that it's made from actual money
    Rachel xx
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  17. Yes, art feeds the soul! Love your post.
    XoXo Noma

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  18. Absolutely love these unique works of art! They treat with humour a serious matter!

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  19. Thank you, Alice! Hope you and the other ladies are doing well! Happy Friday to you!


    xxx

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  20. It's thought provoking and beautiful at the same time. :) Thank you, Rachel!


    xxx

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  21. Haha! Good one!
    Agree with you, Kim! <3


    xoxo

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  22. I wish I would have more space for a gallery... Maybe one day we both can enjoy our collection of some artwork, Linda! ;)
    Happy Friday!


    xoxo

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  23. I will turn to you for inspiration if I get space.

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  24. This Mona Lisa is pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing these artworks. Have a great weekend!

    Jasmine xx

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  25. How creative!! Sends a powerful message too

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  26. What striking artwork, it's really unique!


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  27. So cool. I love the commentary here. I usually try to not get too wrapped up with "meanings" but this is a little blatant hahaha. I couldn't agree with you more about art! Except I'm out of wall space because I paint in addition to buying artwork so I have tons of canvases around. :(

    xo

    N

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  28. Hello Ira! That's so cool! Never heard of Mark Wagner before but this is awesome! It's like the skin of Mona Lisa has been removed. And the dollars are the muscles...

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  29. Never heard of Mark Wagner, but it seems really interesting!



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  30. Olivia Aimes12/12/2015 2:47 AM

    wow! now this is art<3

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  31. Much as I love Carrie Bradshaw and all the Sex & the City sistas, I definitely agree with you on this one, Ira, I would much rather spend my cash on artwork than clothes, especially something as strikingly unique as this! I will definitely check out the Abraham Lincoln, too, since I'm a huge Abe fan :) thanks for the inspiration, honey, and hope you have a lovely weekend! x

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  32. I always love seeing your new posts on artwork, I've discovered so many amazing artists! I agree with Carrie to a degree personally, because I feel more confident when I'm dressed my best, but the practical side always wins - or I would be broke right now!

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  33. This is striking piece of art. Did you hear about the dude that had been studying the Monalisa and says he found layers of images behind that he believes are 3 different women. Very interesting. I love sex in the city and I like my money where I can see it too, in all things fab.

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  34. I really enjoy art,this is amazing


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  35. great post :)
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  36. I always loved the good satirical art, and this is one. Love this post!

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  37. Wow beautiful and somehow a bit provoking! I like it! :) Hope you are doing well Ira! xoxo

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  38. This is pretty amazing art
    I need to have mine too.

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  39. Shaira Manalo12/13/2015 12:30 PM

    Such a genius creation! <3

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,

    SHAIRA

    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  40. Haha, that would be great, Linda! ;)
    Happy Monday!

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  41. Very interesting take on the classics, but it's a great piece of art indeed! Thanks for sharing these beauties, dear xx

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  42. I love this versions of the Mona lisa and Abraham Lincoln paintings, they are truly artistic!! Mark Wagner is very talented. I mentioned you on my latest blog post as one of my best supporters in my blogging journey.
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  43. I have such a deep appreciation for art. I haven't reached the point (or income) in my life where I'm ready to invest in great art, but until then I love admiring works through galleries or online. There is the wonderful collection from photographer Maciek Jasik entitled A Corrupt Nature. They are some of my favorite photos, if you get a chance check them out & let me know what you think!

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  44. Thank you so much, Jasmine! It's my fave! ;-**


    xoxo

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  45. Hello Bieke! Oh yes, totally! Great interpretation, Bieke! Thank you!


    xoxo

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  46. Thank you, Ivi! I'm really into provoking art, you know! :) I've catched a cold last week but feeling much better now, what about you? <3


    xoxo

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  47. Yes, get it, Zarrah! Money, money, money... la la la! ;DD
    Happy you like it, thank you!!


    xoxo

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  48. Such a thought provoking interpretation, right?! Thank you, Lu! I'm happy you like them.


    xoxo

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  49. And I couldn't be happier about your mention, Meron! Thank you so, so much!! <3


    xoxo

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  50. Dear Angelina! That's so wonderful! And I'm always happy when people get inspired by the art and artists I share.
    Agree at that point with you as well! ;)


    xoxo

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  51. Hehe, yummy art is my guilty pleasure! ;DD I'm really loving the concept and admire the patient to puzzle each and every piece of a dollar bill. <3 Happy you get inspired, my dear! Thank you so much for your support, Amanda!


    xoxo

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  52. Great artwork can be quite expensive sometimes, at least we have museums and those poster shops. :) Wow, Zauni! Maciek's work is really deep. I know about his fruits and vegetables but the others were new to me. Love his moody interpretation of human nature's unfathomable dark depths. Thank you for the link, Zauni!! <3


    xoxo

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  53. Ivana Džidić12/22/2015 7:27 PM

    very interesting paintings! In my life so far, I have spent a lot more money on books than on clothes...I love clothes but I love that feeling of holding a book in my hands even more.....and I must say I'm shocked when I realize that most people don't have a good dictionary at home. If there is something every household should have, it is a decent dictionary. I have about a dozen of them...I paid a pretty penny for every single one but I don't regret it.


    as for that famous Carrie quote, I feel like dinner feeds me more than vogue:) I think I would always be more willing to spend my money on a good meal than on a fashion magazine.


    Now, about paintings...I love to see them hanging on my walls too...and I like seeing my own paintings on my walls. I feel bad that I had to get rid of lots of my paintings because I haven't had the place to store them...so a lot of them ended in the garbage. Some were pretty darn good, but that's life. Every day I do at least a few paintings and I just can't store them all.

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