Limited Edition of 24, Canvas Print Hand Embellished 52" x 22
Artist Replete presents "The Impetus" from ex counterfeit artist Arthur J. Williams Jr. The bill that started it all, the 1996-issued $100 Bill. During his career in the underworld, Arthur spent a substantial of time creating the perfect replica of this bill. It's been said that even today there are millions of his bills still in circulation. Learn More about Arthur's past in Our Interview With The Artist
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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