Pussy Riot - 50 One Dollar Bills

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50 One Dollar Bills
Hand-signed by Nadya Tolokonnikova
Edition of 51


Discover an iconic series of screen-printed artworks by Pussy Riot founder, Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Stylistically, the vibrant work screen-printed in two layers on a silkscreen press, is an ode to Andy Warhol's '200 One Dollar Bills', marking the first instance of Warhol's use of the silk-screening method. In 2022, the essential 20th century artist topped the auction world with a turnover total of $590 million, representing an art market dominated by males, as female artists represented just 2% of total sales that same year.

Proceeds from this limited edition release will be shared between Art Riot Fund which supports Pussy Riot’s unwavering commitment to fighting against patriarchal oppressive systems and #CIRCAECONOMY – a circular model that supports free public art and creates life-changing opportunities for the wider community.

 

DIMENSIONS
Unframed: 940 x 1,000mm

MEDIUM
2-colour (pink and black) silkscreen printed on 410gsm Somerset paper

FINISHING
Individually signed on the print (lower right corner) and includes a signed, numbered (1-100), stamped and dated Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

DID YOU KNOW?
A woman has not been featured on US paper money in over 100 years since Martha Washington’s portrait was featured on the one silver dollar note in the 1880s and 90s. Representative of Tolokonnikova's iconic style of blending art with activism, the uncut currency sheet depicts a uniform 5-by-10 grid of $1 bills with the first president's face disguised anonymously in a pink balaclava - a distinctive nod to Punk Prayer.

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Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova photographed standing in-front of ’50 One Dollar Bills’ Los Angeles, May 2023 © Nadya Tolokonnikova, Courtesy CIRCA
Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova photographed standing in-front of ’50 One Dollar Bills’ Los Angeles, May 2023 © Nadya Tolokonnikova, Courtesy CIRCA


ABOUT NADYA TOLOKONNIKOVA
Nadya Tolokonnikova is a Russian musician, conceptual artist, author and political activist. She is a founding member of the anarchist feminist group Pussy Riot, and has a history of political activism with the street art group Voina. Her staunch activism in her home country of Russia saw her imprisoned in 2012 following a work of political performance art inside the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Throughout her career she has published books, written essays, released music and fought against corruption and human rights violations.​​ Co-founder of independent news service and media outlet, Mediazona, she has spoken before the US Congress, British Parliament and European Parliament. Awards include Time magazine, Women of the Year, 2012; LennonOno Grant for Peace, 2012; The Guardian, Best Art of the 21st Century, for 2012; The Punk Prayer political art piece, in 2019; and OutRight Action International Outstanding Award for her effort raising $7M in donation for Ukraine with the NFT Project Ukraine DAO, 2022.

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