Telephone (11) 3666 6489
3, Marechal Deodoro
Cold, hard cash is arguably what quite a lot of the art on the market is all about – but it’s not often so overt as this. Using money as his material, the artist Lourival Cuquinha, from Olinda in the state of Pernambuco, has created a series of national flags made from columns of coins and stitched-together banknotes. Euro Flag, features the Greek flag traced out in the cool blues of the 5 and 20 euro notes the country adopted in 2002, when it joined the euro and ditched the drachma.