Don Cleveland passed along this article about Argentina's inflation mentioning an artist using worthless banknotes as a canvas. We also profiled him back in January - see the link below for the ear;ier article.
Sergio Guillermo Diaz paints actors, film characters and football players on Argentine peso banknotes.
He does it because the money itself is essentially worthless.
Sergio started by painting on 20 peso notes, but now, he paints on 1,000 peso notes.
"Nowadays, it's sometimes better for me to paint on the biggest banknote in Argentina," he said.
"I paint on it and I can sell it for a lot more than what I could spend with it."
Why not whack Lionel Messi holding the World Cup on your banknote — a small, beautiful portrait of him is worth way more than the 1,000 peso note it's painted on.
The money is worthless because Argentina is dealing with 100 per cent inflation.
To read the complete article, see:
Argentina and Australia once had eerily similar economies. How did one end up with 100 per cent inflation?
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ARGENTINE ARTIST PAINTS ON BANK NOTES
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