The money was collected in a donation box at a few gallery shows and donor names were collected. Alongside the cash, a full list of donors would be displayed. This ushered in phase two of the project: accepting donations of more than $1 from people. The reality of the situation is that it was more important to reach the million mark than to stick to the symbolism of the $1. Plus the fact that we spend more than $1 on so many petty things in daily life without a second thought: coffee, parking meters, ATM fees, etc.