oil, wax, archival paper, and defunct share certificate note on panel.
The Mad(off) Russian
Ponzi schemes and big dreams mix with the collapse of the Soviet Ruble in the early days of 1992. Due to large amounts of savings by Soviet citizens, and the collapse of the banking system. Sergey Mavrodi concocted a new currency scheme, through the MMM Corporation, to provide citizens vast returns on investment. Using a massive TV advertising campaign, which was new to Soviet Citizens, he manipulated and conned his way into billions of currency and created the MMM Biletov share certificate. Also known as paper money. Artist Brian Drake features over paints actual share certificates and and represents the founder as blind folded and disgraced. 49.25x49.125 CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED