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.
Brian Drake walks through new selected works.