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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 42, October 9, 2011, Article 21

THE ORIGAMI-STYLE MONEY SCULPTURES OF ARTIST DAN TAGUE

Dan Freidus forwarded this item from the Utne Reader about the paper money sculptures of artist Dan Tague. Thanks! -Editor

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"We Need A Revolution" and "Reality Sucks"

Dan Tague is a New Orleans-based artist with a different sort of green thumb. Tague folds American banknotes in a sort of slapdash origami-style. Often his mini-money-sculptures look like inconspicuous, crumpled wads of cash. But if you look closer, you’ll see that Tague has creased the money in such a way to spell out messages—many of which have an anti-capitalist tone. You probably didn’t think that “We Need a Revolution” was written on the six dollars in your pocket. Well, look again.

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"Live Free or Die"

To read the complete article, see: Money Makes the World Go Down (www.utne.com/Arts-Culture/Dan-Tague-Anti-Capitalist-Money-Sculptures.aspx)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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