Pop Culture on Coins

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In his project “Tales You Lose,” artist Andre Levy takes the presidents, queens and other political leaders typically found on coins and transforms them into pop culture icons, with just a little bit of paint. Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man on the Italian euro becomes a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle; a head on a Chinese coin becomes René Magritte’s green apple-covered “The Son of Man.” Levy adds an individual touch to the faces on these mass-produced coins (or what he sees as “sculptures”), ultimately “redefining people’s emotional connection to money.”