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Love Me Tender

February 22 - May 26, 2013

Love Me Tender is an exhibition of extraordinary artworks made from ordinary currency. Attracted by money's symbolism and power, the artists featured in Love Me Tender scrutinize the systems of value celebrated on and embodied by currency. Bills and coins are transformed into tapestries, paintings, photographs, and sculptures that tap into the glamorous, seductive allure of money and society's notions of value and 'values.'

Featured artists include: Banksy, Barton Lidice Benes, JSG Boggs, Kathy Buszkiewicz, Scott Campbell, Daniel Carr, Enrique Chagoya, Jake & Dinos Chapmanm, James Charles, Robin Clark, Jack Daws, Sebastian Errazuriz & Thomas McDonell, Maximo Gonzalez, Wang Jin, Yasumasa Morimura, Tim O'Neill, Tahiti Pehrson, Justine Smith, Oriane Stender, Susan Stockwell, Johnny Swing, Dan Tague, Mark Wagner, Stacey Lee Webber, and Christopher Wilde.

No photography is allowed in the Love Me Tender exhibition due to lender restrictions.


Mark Wagner
Marxism, 2008
Currency collage
6 x 4 in.
Private Collection

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


Organized by Bellevue Arts Museum, curated by Nora Atkinson. Local presentation made possible in part by 4Culture.