Money and consumption have been among the main motifs of DENKSTAHL art. Since the beginning. In the first 10 years of his work, the Frankfurt artist painted with pastel and acrylic on canvas and created collages. Since 2000 he has been depicting his socially critical art on the digital canvas.
Digital art is today’s preferred art form for DENKSTAHL, but the artist is multi-faceted in his expression. Apart from his pictures, poems and aphorisms, he has written numerous song texts in the recent years and brought his message to the streets with DENKSTAHL Street Art.
DENKSTAHL Dollar Art – Money Meets Street, 2021
Dollar art has recently found its way into DENKSTAHL’s work. Above all, the art on a real US dollar bill has established itself as One Dollar Art and is popular – not only for art collectors. In the field of tension between its devaluation and valorization as a means of payment, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Joseph Beuys and Scott Campbell, for example, used the dollar bill as a medium and created works of art from it.
Digital art, trendy elements, comic and street art style but also classic ink – all come together in DENKSTAHL Dollar Art. Among other things, the artist uses stickers that can be found on the street as DENKSTAHL Street Art. Emaciated children, red lipsticks, praying hands or the sifted dove of peace are motifs of the DENKSTAHL Dollar Art. The series from 2021 is called Money Meets Street and is limited to 50 unique pieces. Each dollar bill is unique, stamped and signed by the artist.
Money Meets Street by DENKSTAHL
Dollar Art – Mixed Media on an original one dollar bill. Each note is unique. The series is limited to 50 works.
You can purchase a DENKSTAHL dollar from the Money Meets Street series from us. The bill is delivered in a magnetic acrylic frame.
Please contact us by phone or email to receive access to the entire series or to find out which DENKSTAHL dollar bills are still available.
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About the thinker, poet and artist AL, DENKSTAHL
Growing up in the Frankfurt milieu, rebellion against the existing social system and against injustice shaped AL’s life early on, and later also his art. In his works he always deals with the confrontation of the »illusory world«.
The artist reflects, irritates, provokes in order to repeatedly question the meaning and legitimacy of the existing. His words literally become a SENSE FLOOD. The message of the texts and images go beyond socially critical and ethical content and thematize questions of being human, finding one’s senses and self-fulfillment in a superficial and consumer-oriented world.
His art book DENKSTAHL. art of a rebellious mind, presents a part of his work that is as strong in words as it is in pictures. The 340-page biographical work contains poetry, prose texts and over 280 images that, one might think, aim at »disillusionment«.