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Not Legal Tender.

Conspired, looted, defaced and disgraced, Los Angeles modern artist Brian Drake explores obsolete currency and broken bank notes. This series of work, is reimagined and revalued paper money, as oil on panel art.

Paper money, ideology, national leaders, despots, dictators, and 20th Century history combine to ask questions, and challenge narratives. Painted on actual historic currency, these pieces are bold graphic interpretations of policy, art as influence, and geo political power.

Marin Society of Artists
Artist’s Vision 2021

Hopkins Center For The Arts
Arts Of The North 2021

Intergalactic 2021


Brian Drake walks through new selected works.