Jan 31 2009This Is What A Billion Dollars Looks Like
Get a good look folks, because you're sure as hell never gonna see it in real life.
One Billion Dollar is stacked on 12 standard pallets, altogether 10 million 100 USD notes. One Billion Dollar is not so much about what you see but what you could do or not do with the money. Besides, this is the most expensive piece of art ever made.
Haha, that's not art, that's somebody robbed a bank. And speaking of which....
UPDATE: Damnit, wrong bank. Oh well -- anybody looking to get pregnant?
Hit the jump for a couple more pictures and another piece of art by the same artist (Michael Marcovici) that depicts an average life in bags of Rolex sand.
Rolex Time sand is packed in 30 kg bags . Each bag's content equals 30 days flowing in a standard hourglass. On the 18 palets, there are 972 bags with a total weight of 29,160 Kg. They last for 81 years- our generous estimation of an average lifestime. The image in the middle pictures the artist's lifetime already consumed: 39 years.