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Artist Creatively Reveals Pop Culture Portraits Within Coins

Tales You Lose is a creative art project by Frankfurt-based Brazilian designer Andre Levy (aka zhion) that started on Instagram. The unconventional artist began painting over the figures on various international coins collected from his travels, transforming presidents and monarchs into pop culture icons. The ongoing series features anyone from Cat Woman and Wolverine to Cinderella and Ronald McDonald.

Levy creatively transforms ordinary currency into pop culture portraits, artistically raising their value. Though we may see his adjustments as turning an ordinary object into art, the designer says: “Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica, and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it?”
















Tales You Lose blog
Tales You Lose on Facebook
via [Junkculture]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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