This photograph belongs to the series, 'Absolute Powers / ex nihilo.' These photographs dive deeper into the taboo and controversial topic of money by showcasing an array of intriguing real-world historic and contemporary objects (some worthless, others immensely valuable), while examining how societies perceive, express, and destroy value. You know something is wrong with a country's economy when its citizens are conducting commerce by roughly weighing paper currencies. These Zimbabwean trillion dollar notes were the disastrous result of severe deficits and failed policy. Imagine paying trillions of dollars for a single bus fare. Citizens were compelled to carry currency by wheelbarrows or black bags for basic household purchases. Incomes became valueless, prices skyrocketed by the day. Check this out: now defunct as banknotes, these four paper bills carry collector appeal and are worth more than when in circulation!
Absolute Power series
58.4 × 76.2, Edition 1 + 2AP, Contact for price;
78.7 × 104.1, Edition 1 + 2AP, Contact for price; 101.6 × 134.6, Edition 1 + 2AP, Contact for price; 127 × 170.2, Edition 1 + 1AP, Contact for price
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Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.