Noblesse Oblige exhibition by artist Scott Campbell opened OHWOW new gallery space in Los Angeles on 19 March. In this debut he uses copper, currency, graphite, ink and neon, to transform tattoo subculture iconography into delicate and tempered work.
Campbell expands his use of cut currency, sourcing uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint, to create large, intricate work with a sunken relief effect. One piece uses $11,ooo worth of currency sheets to create an over two-foot cube, into which a three dimensional skull is carved-out. It also includes etchings on copper plates, morbid images drawn inside delicate ostrich eggs and charred currency.
You can buy it for $50,000. If compared with $11,000 invested, his entire art work is worth $39,000! Isn’t overrated? [NOTCOT]