New York Artist Paints Melted Money: Is It Silly, Serious, Or State Of Our Economy?

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The latest works of Anthony Coffey entitled "BankRoll-MoneyMelt," an exploration by the artist on our perceptions and concepts of money. Sales of the works are being conducted by appointment only and can be scheduled with Tatiana Mikhailenko, Public Relations Manager, at 646-732-8827. The works can be previewed at the artist's website:

It's about money and our mental state

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Since the historic 2008 election, a lot of artists have created images of the American president, Barack Obama. But one New York artist has focused on presidents of the American past. In particular, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and the early American Statesmen and Inventor, Benjamin Franklin. These are the ones everybody wants to have in their art collection - especially in their wallets, bank accounts, and investment portfolios.

"It's about money and our mental state," says artist Anthony Coffey, "we are all art collectors and we don't even know it. We run around and 'stuff' our pockets with these greenish bits of engraved paper that are printed from a single Federal source, and then use it to buy 'stuff' to fill our closets, cupboards, and egos."

It is uncanny how the melted money paintings coincide with current economic events. American artist Anthony Coffey has been working on the "BankRoll-MoneyMelt" paintings for almost a decade, long before the economic downturn and all the Federal bailouts that are now occurring. Now, these melted money paintings resonate with the current global economic "meltdown."

The collection of "BankRoll-MoneyMelt" paintings includes 10 completed works and 10 more in progress. Each one is hand drawn; the medium used is acrylic on canvas with an average size of 40 in. x 56 in (102 cm x 142 cm).

The "BankRoll-MoneyMelt" paintings can be viewed at the artist's online gallery at:

About the Artist
Anthony James Coffey was born July 10, 1967 in Boone, North Carolina and currently lives and works in New York City. He received a BS degree from UNC - Appalachian State University (1990), an Art Foundation exchange program at Cardiff Institute School of Art and Design (1987-1988), UK, and a BFA degree from the Art Institute of Boston (1994).

For more information, please contact:
Tatiana Mikhailenko,
Public Relations Manager,
Anthony Coffey Art
Phone: 646-732-8827


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