The First $100,000 John Baldessari Ever Made

Juxtapoz // Friday, 23 Dec 2011
In light of current economic standings, John Baldessari has created a 75 by 25 foot $100,000 bill. The $100,000 bill has a history that originates from the Great Depression, when 42,000 of the large bills were circulated as an attempt to relief economic hardship and resolve issues surrounding credit. Today they are illegal and some of the surviving bills remain in the Smithsonian and the Federal Reserve. Baldessari's monstrous big bill now towers over 18th Street in New York City, reminding us of the Great Depression that once was and the current economic depression that now is, allowing us to ponder upon where we are and where we will go.


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