This week was the opening of an amazing exhibition ‘Cash Is King 2’ at Saatchi Gallery in London. This show was a second instalment of art on banknotes with artists free to use the cash in whatever form of expression they liked. There was a lot of defacing and a big f**K you to consumerism and of course the Tory government and brexit was a key feature. There was also some beautifully meaningful pieces by the artist Aida Wilde who along with the support of Choose Love, the refugee charity, created poignant and thought provoking pieces including Syrian currency carefully folded into delicate boats to highlight the refugee crisis.
My husband, artist CopyRight was another of the artists involved in this project (and I am really proud) He had a series of 6 American dollars available at the exhibition, featuring a single Monarch butterfly. This was a representation of capitalist culture combined with the idea of a British Monarch which features on our own currency here in the UK. Could this also be a representation of the relationship we might have with the US after Brexit?
The opening night was brilliant, such a great atmosphere and the attendance of artists and art lovers was impressive - a credit to Carrie Reichardt, Bob Osborne and Olly Walker who put the show together. I highly recommend checking out this exhibition, the work was amazing and affordable from a very high calibre of artists. The show runs until the 8th September and there is also a great book to buy from the show featuring the work from this exhibition and the previous ‘Cash is King’. Highly Recommended!