Hans-Peter Feldmann’s 100K Installation at the Guggenheim


Last year German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was named the winner of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s $100,000 Hugo Boss Prize; as part of his resulting exhibition (which runs through November), he has taken 100,000 out-of-circulation bills and cover the walls of a large gallery in the museum — a process that took art handlers almost two weeks.

“I’m 70 years old, and I began making art in the ’50s,” he told The New York Times . “At that time there was no money in the art world. Money and art didn’t exist. So for me $100,000 is very special. It’s incredible really. And I would like to show the quantity of it.” Head over to Colossal for more of David Heald’s photos of the installation, which were provided courtesy the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.