Handbound book with cloth covered case binding, 48 crisp banknote pages
3.5 in. x 2.75 in. x .75 in.
Smith began by binding one dollar bills into handsome hardbound books in an edition of ten. Proceeds of the sale of Vol. I were rolled over to create Vol. II–bound editions of two dollar bills. Vol. II generated Vol. V and so on. Currency Exchange is an artist’s book project that challenges concepts of value and appreciation in both art and financial exchange; transforming currency into art and art into currency. Eventual proceeds from the project will be donated to arts and arts education organizations. Signed and numbered.