“Faces That Make Money.”
Oil over metal
Bristol Vellum paper, hand-painted by the artist, Signed and numbered.
Size: 11.7X16.5 inches.Medium: hand-painted
Since each print is painted by hand it is unique like an individual work of art.
Akavia is renowned for his notable series titled “Faces That Make Money.” These unique artworks incorporate a collage composed of authentic devalued international currency, expertly layered with varnish. Mr. Akavia skillfully paints the portraits of contemporary individuals who possess wealth, generate income, and indulge in extravagant spending. To further enhance the pieces, they undergo a meticulous process of controlled burning, resulting in a captivating three-dimensional glass-like surface that evokes the artistry of a bygone era.