Brooks Wenzel


RealCoinz is a performance in which the artist appropriates the viewer’s legal currency coins as raw material, and gifts the resulting art objects back to the viewer. The artist polishes the coins to a high-gloss jewelry finish and stamps them with his personal logo, thus claiming them as his own. In this simple gesture he obscures the identity of raw materials and collaboration, questions the value of art as a commodity, and highlights physical currency as simply a place marker of an accord in a time in which monetary value is increasingly abstract.


October 9 – 12

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426 East 14th Street, New York, NY, United States
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Periodically throughout the festival.

Daytime: 14th Street Laundromat Inc, 426 East 14th Street; 99 Cent Discount Center, 440 East 14th Street.

Evening: Crocodile Lounge, 325 East 14th Street; Otto’s Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th Street.