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  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    "Toll Bridge, Troll Bridge". Washington walks his hesitant steed across The George Washington Bridge while a fearsome troll lurks beneath.
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  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    "Requiem for the American Dream." According to Wagner, "Though omnipresent, money is becoming increasingly ephemeral. Once it was fully tangible?weighty, even?stamped metal disks. Then the piece of paper was divorced from the metal and valued only in faith. And now paper has given way to electronic currency. The closer you look, the harder it is to see."
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  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    "Of Spiders and Flies". The artwork is made using real dollar bills because, Wagner explains, "Real money is a necessary component of the magic spell."
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  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    "Manifest Destiny". Wagner explains, "I came to the dollar bill [as medium] through a desire to transform something familiar, like a magician turning your pocket watch into a petunia. But the staying power is in the loaded nature of the material."
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  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    "Lincoln". Dollar bills are painstakinginly transformed from currency into collage through cutting, gluing, sanding, layering and other methods.
    Mark Wagner/Pavel Zoubok Gallery
  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    Way of the Dinosaur. Wagner is continuing his artwork in examining the dollar as material and cultural icon by creating collages using dollar bills.
    Mark Wagner/Pavel Zoubok Gallery
  • Mark Wagner Turns Money Into Art

    The Audience Waits Patiently For A Chance To See Their Own Reflection
    Mark Wagner/Pavel Zoubek Gallery
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