Clearinghouse Publishers: “Bank Notes”
paper, US currency
2.75 x 6 in.
"Bank Notes" (2010) was issue #4 of Clearinghouse Publishers. The versions sent to subscribers included a $2 bill stapled in as the last page, which alluded to not only how much money was being spent making and sending these issues, but to the idea of art and artists as fountains of generosity, depleting themselves for the benefit, or just the mere entertainment, of the public. Presumably I made this in the depths of the Great Recession as we were all being screwed by bailed-out banks. “No funny stuff”--ha!