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These Collages Literally Hail the Almighty Dollar

Yurko Dyachyshyn’s collage series marries the $100 bill and Christian iconography.

by Gabrielle Bruney
06 March 2016, 6:00pm

All images courtesy the artist

We’ve known that it’s all about the Benjamins for the last 20 years, but Ukrainian artist Yurko Dyachyshyn takes that truism to new heights in his series Saint Franklin, which elevates the Founding Father from mere monetary symbol to actual deity. Benjamin Franklin takes the place of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and all the saints in Dyachyshyn’s collages, with the likes Thomas Jefferson and George Washington guest starring as baby Jesus and adorable little angels.  

"The older I got, the more clearly understand that everything in the world depends on money, their amount or lack of,” Dyachyshyn tells The Creators Project. "In nowadays world, everything is related with money... no need to explain this. We must admit that ‘In Money We Trust.’ Money it's only one true religion on the world."

To learn more about Yurko Dyachyshyn's work, click here.

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