Signed and numbered edition of 150 by Mark Wagner
4 color screenprint on French 80lb cover, 24"x18", 2018
Greenery is a hyper-real interpretation of collage at four-times its constructed size. In a sense, the print is more real than real... altogether richer, more striking, and lush than its miniature prototype. It shows you the viewer collage the way the artist sees it... up close and attuned to subtleties.
Mark Wagner is best known for his intricate collages made entirely from deconstructed US dollars. Wagner destroys thousands of bills yearly to create works which pointedly and playfully explore the intersection of wealth, power, value, and American identity. Wagner's work is collected by dozens of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the US Federal Reserve Board, and the Smithsonian Institution. It has shown extensively including at The Metropolitan Museum, The Getty Research Institute, and National Portrait Gallery. It's been seen in Time, Newsweek, Harpers, and Art in America as well as on CBS, PBS, and the silver screen.