On being labeled weird: “I don’t really care. I’m probably a lot weirder than people think I am. The only thing that I care about is I never want to come off like I’m being disrespectful, because I don’t smile that or that I have low key vibe. I don’t ever want people to think that I’m purposely trying to throw someone off balance. I’m usually not. I’m usually just being me.”
"Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months."
Wow, Take it easy, USA.
Some of these bills from artist James Charles are worth risking a 6 month stint in the big house.
The above works are from his “333 Portraits on the Devil’s Toilet Paper” solo show currently on view NYC’s Art Now Gallery through September 28th.
Also represented by San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery, James Charles is a known fixture in the realm of money artists, cutting, cross hatching, and defacing our Lincolns, Hamiltons, Jacksons, & Benjamins, into pop culture phenoms