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WHEN ART IS ALL ABOUT MONEY

In the art world, money is a very sensitive topic, almost taboo. Some artworks are priceless, and it's better that way! What would you think if we told you that La Joconde would easily break the one billion dollar barrier at auction? For some people, this sentence, even just thinking about it, is close to blasphemy.
And yet, art sells: in galleries, at auction, in the artist studio, on the internet,... An artwork has a price, be it fixed, negociable, hidden like a well-kept secret. If it's not in a museum, it has a price. It is an undeniable truth that contemporary artists encounter daily.
Some of them play with this relationship with money by including it in their artworks! Discover our not so priceless selection...

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In time for Christmas
Aaron, Dollar vador, Sculpture

Aaron

Dollar vador, 2015
60 x 140 x 5 cm
Sculpture

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Philippe Geluck, 50 euros, Print

Philippe Geluck

50 euros, 2016
50 x 60 x 3 cm
Print

€2 100

Louis-Nicolas Darbon, I want your money, Painting

Louis-Nicolas Darbon

I want your money, 2014
76 x 106 x 3 cm
Painting

€3 200

Ramzi Adek, Take my money if you can, Print

Ramzi Adek

Take my money if you can, 2012
65 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

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Thierry Trivès, Money bomb, Sculpture

Thierry Trivès

Money bomb, 2015
27 x 20 x 20 cm
Sculpture

€1 400

Bastien Cuenot, L'Euro, Painting

Bastien Cuenot

L'Euro, 2015
80 x 80 x 5 cm
Painting

€2 800

In time for Christmas
F2B, Buttocks Queen, Print

F2B

Buttocks Queen, 2014
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Print

€850

Kaï Aspire, Love vs Money, Sculpture

Kaï Aspire

Love vs Money, 2015
38.1 x 33 cm
Sculpture

€2 550

In time for Christmas
Enjoy, No Name, Painting

Enjoy

No Name, 2013
100 x 85 x 2 cm
Painting

€3 000

Zevs, ¥€$ - Liquidated Logo - YES, Print

Zevs

¥€$ - Liquidated Logo - YES, 2012
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

€2 900

Louis-Nicolas Darbon, Scrooge x Dom Pe, Painting

Louis-Nicolas Darbon

Scrooge x Dom Pe, 2016
100 x 100 x 4 cm
Painting

€4 200

In time for Christmas
Karl Lagasse, One Dollar White, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar White, 2014
73 x 150 x 1 cm
Sculpture

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Pénélope, Picsou et les sept nains: la course au profit, Painting

Pénélope

Picsou et les sept nains: la course au profit, 2004
50 x 65 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 400

In time for Christmas
Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Black, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Black, 2014
58 x 25 x 1 cm
Sculpture

€1 500

In time for Christmas
Karl Lagasse, One Dollar Purple, Sculpture

Karl Lagasse

One Dollar Purple, 2014
25 x 58 x 1 cm
Sculpture

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In time for Christmas
Steven D. Gagnon, Esso oil can, Print

Steven D. Gagnon

Esso oil can, 2006
104.1 x 86.4 x 5.1 cm
Print

€4 000

In time for Christmas
Steven D. Gagnon, Euro Flag, Painting

Steven D. Gagnon

Euro Flag, 2001
91 x 154 x 5 cm
Painting

€4 800

Steven D. Gagnon, $100 Texas Flag, Print

Steven D. Gagnon

$100 Texas Flag, 2004
101 x 160 x 5 cm
Print

€4 000