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Money Talks showcases a brand new body of work by Santiago Montoya and is part of an ongoing exploration into currency, history and socio-political issues.
Miguel Palacios, Professor of Finance, Vanderbilt University
In Money Talks, Santiago Montoya combines the pop vocabulary of Warhol and a multitude of international banknotes, using the world's...
‘Aristotle would be amazed. Santiago made something out of nothing – because he turned a bill of exchange into an object of art.'
Miguel Palacios, Professor of Finance, Vanderbilt University

In Money Talks, Santiago Montoya combines the pop vocabulary of Warhol and a multitude of international banknotes, using the world's leading currencies as his aesthetic arena. 

Montoya began working with currency as his medium of choice in 2007 - viewing paper currency as ready-made works of art, Montoya set about cutting, stretching and altering the bills to push the boundaries of art in both a new and unexpected way. Montoya reinterprets paper currency as both a canvas as well as a raw material, exploring the added value beyond its very surface.

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