5 Pound Bill
with Clown Nose
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5 Pound Bill with Clown Nose
Acrylic on banknote, framed
13.5 x 20 x 1.3 cm / 5.3 x 7.9 x 0.5 in (framed)
5 Pounds Bill with Clown Nose is the counterpart to Feldmann’s iconic piece Dollar Bill with Clown Nose. For the latest version of this successful series, Feldmann now uses the current five pound note, which was first released in 2016 and differs significantly from its predecessors. While the notes were previously made of cotton paper, the royal central bank has now switched to a synthetic polymer with a three-dimensional watermark — state and institutional interventions not only have a direct influence on the art market, but are also evident here in the artwork itself. Furthermore, with this edition Feldmann underlines his sympathy for the British Royal Family and in particular the Queen herself.