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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 47, November 22, 2009, Article 23

CHINESE ARTIST DUPLICATES BANKNOTE WITH EGG-SHAPED ROCKS

Never unsderestimate the creativity (or craziness) of artists. One artist in China has recreated a common banknote image using eggs (actually, colored egg-shaped rocks. Check it out. -Editor

In the years between the end of World War II and Mao's declaration of the People's Republic of China in 1949, it is said that China's money was so worthless a single egg cost 10,000.

Perhaps one artist in Guangzhou, southern China, had that fact in mind when this sculpture was conceived. Except they got it backwards it's a case of a thousand eggs being needed for a single banknote.

The work was based on the 50 yuan note designed in 1980.

Chinese Banknote egg art Chinese Banknote egg art

To read the complete article, see: Chinese Money Worth Weight in Eggs (www.weirdasianews.com/2009/11/20/chinese-money-worth-weight-eggs/)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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