Curators' Circle

Exclusive | Director's Circle Tour: Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest

Image of Votes for Women on a British Penny

Artist unknown. Bronze penny, 1897, stamped 'VOTES FOR WOMEN', 1913 or 1914. Presented by Art Fund. ©️ The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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Curators' Circle

Exclusive | Director's Circle Tour: Defaced! Money, Conflict, Protest

Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 pm
Art Gallery of Ontario

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Dollar bills and coins, with their idealized portraits of leaders, emblems of national identity and heavily policed production, are an extension of state authority in hand-held form. For more than two centuries, artists and individuals alike have taken out their discontent with governments on that money – punching it, scratching it, overprinting and even digitally manipulating it.

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