At the Guggenheim, Dollar Dollar Bills Y’all

“Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann” is composed of U.S. currency bills. | Photo by Arts Observer

NEW YORK—Today I visited the Guggenheim Museum and stood in a room made of money. Administered by the Guggenheim, the Hugo Boss Prize is a biennial award recognizing significant achievement in contemporary art and includes an honorarium of $100,000.

The 2010 winner, German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann, chose to use the prize money as the material for his solo exhibition at the museum. The installation utilizes 100,000 US $1 bills that have previously been in circulation. Feldmann meticulously papered an entire gallery, including all the walls and two columns.

The exhibit has been on view since May 20 and concludes this week on Nov. 2, 2011.

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