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Burning Through Cash Table

By: on November 02, 2016
Burning Through Cash Table

Amarist Studio and Alejandro Monge hope their cash pyre coffee table will ignite as much discussion as it does 50 Euro bills. The piece is a symbolic reflection on "the volatility of money and its true value," consumerist society's need to constantly upgrade and replace, and what my girlfriend does every time she walks into a Sephora. How many lipsticks and nail polishes can a single human being possibly paint herself in during a single lifetime?!

The Burning Through Cash Table (my name, not theirs) is the newest piece in Amarist's "Too Much?" series. A concrete base supports a glass urn containing a pyramid of Euros at various stages of combustion. The flame burning at the top is real. The Euros, however, are not. Make sure that's clear to any sticky-fingered or stuck up houseguests you invite over to see it. No, Cousin Ricky, you can't score a couple grand stealing the unburnt bits at the perimeter. No, Aunt Jan, I am not committing a federal offense and demonstrating a general lack of respect for the privileged life I lead.

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