Presentation Pallet made by Mel Chin (American, born 1951). <em>Fundred Reserve</em>, 2008-2019. Paper, hemp twine, white oak, bronze, silk, brass, pigment, patina, Styrofoam, wood, Fundreds, height per bundle: approx. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Artists of the Fundred Project, initiated by Mel Chin, 2019.29. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photo: Benjamin C Tankersley, courtesy Fundred Project, 2019.29_FundredPalletandSignIMG_0069.jpg)

Fundred Reserve

Artist:Mel Chin

Medium: Paper, hemp twine, white oak, bronze, silk, brass, pigment, patina, Styrofoam, wood

Dates:2008-2019

Dimensions: Fundreds, height per bundle: approx. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm) pallet: 16 × 87 × 77 1/2 in. (40.6 × 221 × 196.9 cm) sign: 77 1/2 × 92 7/8 × 2 in. (196.9 × 235.9 × 5.1 cm)

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Accession Number: 2019.29

Image: 2019.29_FundredPalletandSignIMG_0069.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ornate pallet on which rests approx. 7,500 bundles of “Fundreds” tied with hemp twine. “Fundreds” are a printed paper currency template on which the People of America (all 50 States) have hand-drawn 470,243 individual drawings. Styrofoam and wood sign reads: “WE THE PEOPLE/OF THE/UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA/FUNDRED RESERVE”.

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