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Fundred Reserve

Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin

Contemporary Art

MEDIUM Paper, hemp twine, white oak, bronze, silk, brass, pigment, patina, Styrofoam, wood
DATES 2008-2019
DIMENSIONS Fundreds, height per bundle: approx. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm) pallet: 16 × 87 × 77 1/2 in. (40.6 × 221 × 196.9 cm) sign: 77 1/2 × 92 7/8 × 2 in. (196.9 × 235.9 × 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2019.29
CREDIT LINE Gift of Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Mel Chin
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CAPTION Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin (American, born 1951). Fundred Reserve, 2008-2019. Paper, hemp twine, white oak, bronze, silk, brass, pigment, patina, Styrofoam, wood, Fundreds, height per bundle: approx. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin, 2019.29. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photo: Benjamin C Tankersley, courtesy Fundred Project, CUR.2019.29_view01_Fundred_photograph.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2019.29_view01_Fundred_photograph.jpg. Photo: Benjamin C Tankersley, courtesy Fundred Project
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ornate pallet on which rests approx. 7,500 bundles of “Fundreds” tied with hemp twine. “Fundreds” are a printed paper currency template on which the People of America (all 50 States) have hand-drawn 470,243 individual drawings. Styrofoam and wood sign reads: “WE THE PEOPLE/OF THE/UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA/FUNDRED RESERVE”.
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Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin (American, born 1951). <em>Fundred Reserve</em>, 2008-2019. Paper, hemp twine, white oak, bronze, silk, brass, pigment, patina, Styrofoam, wood, Fundreds, height per bundle: approx. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin, 2019.29. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photo: Benjamin C Tankersley, courtesy Fundred Project, CUR.2019.29_view01_Fundred_photograph.jpg)