Alotta Money’s body of work has serious depth and range. His tokens take a defiant and anarchistic look at establishment from well-known masterpieces to fiat currency. Whether it’s taped bananas or overzealous money printing, pretty much anything is fair game for this pioneer artist.
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The Edible Boomerang Effect
In a stab at traditional art, Alotta Money casts Mona Lisa as a banana, complete with a roll of duct tape in her left hand. The background of the Mona Lisa has been changed to show Miami Beach, which is ground zero for the famous banana taping incident.
Speed of Thought
In Speed of Thought which was minted December 7th, 2019 we see Alotta Money turning Whistler’s Mother into a crash test dummy wearing a “Hello Kitty” helmet. Behind the curtain we can see a Microsoft symbol on a window with a familiar view, which is likely not a statement for anything, but simply more nonsense. This piece screams defiance against traditional art and it’s what we’ve come to expect from this digital art pioneer.
Minted on November 22, 2019, François Dernier represents a unique opportunity for digital art collectors interested in Alotta Money, and not only because it’s his first token, but also because it appears to be the only one in which his name is signed so visibly on the artwork.
The mention of the word “nonsense” in the description in this early work is also notable because his style never moved away from adding random elements or, well.. nonsense, to his digital artwork. The fact that his earliest work looks exactly like something we’d expect him to produce today makes collecting it that much more exciting.
Naked Dollar- AR Layer
Looking for more nonsense? Better keep scrolling. Naked Dollar- AR Layer forces us to take a hard look into the mechanics of fiat currency and the sacrifices made in order to keep the image of the US dollar strong. Somewhere between the printing press and the vast graveyard explored by this token minted on December 11th, 2019 we get the sense that Alotta Money prefers hard money.
For collectors this token is of special importance as it’s the first attack-by-art from Alotta Money on the US dollar, likely with more to come. Bitcoin Fixes This is a very different piece but a similar statement is being made.