A House of Credit Cards
(backed with Chinese money)
Richard Minsky, 2012
10” x 13¼” x 13¼”
Minsky’s credit cards, Chinese paper money, 23K gold leaf,
binders’ board, bookcloth, felt, linen tape, wood,
J. B. Green handmade paper, acrylic, US$10 bills.
It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truths, to mouths like mine at least. - Robert Browning
The latest work from book art master Richard Minsky solidifies his position as one of the granddaddy’s of political book art.
With a powerful combination of credit cards, Chinese and American currency and copies of Charles Mackay’s seminal sociological treatise on urban follies and behavior of crowds, Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Minsky has concocted a stunning visual totem to the fragility of capitalism.
Minsky calls the piece Pop Delusions and refers to it as a shrine for the Mackay text. Two editions of the book are housed inside the structure.
As with many of his projects Minsky has chronicled the making of Pop Delusions through a facebook page and is offering a limited edition poster and a book detailing the production of the piece.
We need more Richard Minsky’s!