35 DAYS LATER
Created by Brian Drake in Los Angeles, above is the final piece, Mavrodi Redux. It took a minute.
I started the final steps on this around 2:45 am today. Quietly putting final touches and embellishments on a piece that was too tight and constricted. It just missed the mark. So it sat, waiting for the answer to come.
Well ...there could be many. In the end, I created in exacting detail currency elements of the billet, only to come back and over paint those elements. Layer, by layer, I attempt to create a visual link to the disarray and confusion around illegally printed money and what the idea behind a "new currency", really means. There is a lot more to this story, and I may do a video, diving deep into the intricacies and details behind the currency of the MMM Billet, the scam and the applications of this "new money" concept today. I mean, he just started printing money with his face on it, called this money "certificates" and traded them at a premium for Rubles. I wonder what could go wrong? I also wonder what this sounds like today...
For now, enjoy the newly minted counterfeit dream, Mavrodi Redux.