Crumpled Hundred Dollar Bill created from "space material" 72" x 32
Artist Replete presents "Washed Away" the first sculpture created by Chicago artist Arthur J. Williams Jr. Created in 2021, the artwork is meant to naturally lay on the floor as a playful representation of a crumpled hundred dollar bill. Its ability to lay upright is from a new material the artist is working with.
Arthur J. Williams Jr. is a South Side Chicago native perhaps best known for being the counterfeiter who successfully replicated the 1996 hundred dollar bill. Secret Service agents doggedly pursued Williams as he printed what some estimate to have been as much as $10 million in fake money before he eventually landed in federal prison for six and a half years.
During his incarceration, Arthur was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, American Greed,Forbesand a critically acclaimed book titled "The Art of Making Money."
To pass the time during his sentence, Williams taught himself to paint. Since being released from prison 10 years ago, Arthur has reemerged as a full time artist. His unique comeback story has been documented by NBC,Vice, and most recentlyChicago Sun Times.
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