Illustrating the Greek crisis, one euro at a time

From the WSJ comes an interesting little article about Greek artist Stefanos, who is so overwhelmed and upset about the Greek crisis that he has taken to illustrating his feelings about the situation on Euro notes.  The results are really striking. Here are a couple:

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The article reports that the British Museum in London has requested two of his pieces of art for “its permanent collection of money.”  I’m sure the Greek government would love to receive additions to its “(not so) permanent collection of money!”

Migration and the power of art

I just learned of an excellent Mexican sculptor last week named Alejandro Santiago.  Sadly I learned of him and his work because he died of a heart attack at age 49.  He is most famous for the clay sculptures he created to represent all of the migrants who left his town in Mexico for a better life in the US.  Here are a couple photos of his figures:

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The project was called 2501 Migrants and you can find much more of Alejandro’s terrific work by clicking on the link.