There”s an artist based in Frankfurt who is doing some very interesting things with his money.
Artist Andre Levy has started an initiative called Tales You Lose, a project that finds its materials in paint and coins. Levy has taken the sober, serious faces of political and cultural figures found on coins from around the world, and turned them into lively, colorful characters from comic books and movies.
According to his tumblr page, Levy”s project “is about individual expression in opposition to massified thinking, about how our personal passions are more worthy than things that are imposed to us. The paint brings to the faces of kings and presidents borrowed narratives from other famous characters and unleash individual alternative stories.”
This is a fun and creative project, and one that makes you look at money what it represents a little differently.
Here”s a wider selection of the coins that Andre Levy altered for his initiative.
Given how much value people place on money and how it seems like it”s all some people want in life, it”s refreshing to see an artist show that money can be used for more creative and fun purposes.