Lot 62 - Justine Smith - UK International
International bank notes, paper and acrylic on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Paper has always been a primary material in the work of Justine Smith. Her current work is concerned with the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. She is interested in money as a conduit of power and also in the value systems with which we surround it. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to Smith’s work. Through her collages, prints and sculptures she examines our relationship with money in a political, moral and social sense, whilst also exploiting the physical beauty of the notes.
She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Recent commissions include two works to celebrate the 95th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen for the Royal Mint. Notable collections include The British Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum,The British Council, The British Library, The Bank of England, The Royal Mint Museum and the UK Government Art Collection along with many international corporations, financial institutions and private collections. She lives and works in London.
Cultural Currency, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
The London Original Print Fair, Tag Fine Arts, London,
The Art on Paper Fair, Tag Fine Arts, New York
Enter Gallery Pop Up, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, London
The London Art Fair, Tag Fine Arts, BDC, London
Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Cultural Currency: Contemporary Art from The Riemer Collection, Bedford Gallery, California
Matisse and Contemporary Paper Artists, Rheged, Penrith
Plantae 2022, The Society of Botanical Artists, The Mall Galleries, London
Jubilee. Paul Smith NO 9 Albemarle Sytreet, London
Art on a Postcard Auction for International Women’s Day, The Bomb Factory, London
Cash on The Wall, Stiftung Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank, Berlin
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