Trolling Art Basel 2013 With Fake Piles of Money

Money makes the world go 'round.

Nowhere does that ring truer than the gross display of excess and wealth called Art Basel. So leave it to our art director Miche Ratto and photographer Stian Roenning to traverse Wynwood with stacks of (fake) money. Onlookers gawked, velvet ropes disappeared, and taxi services to Georgia became a possibility.

"Basically, photographer Stian Roenning and I finished our Basel cover with TYPOE and had 12 bundles of cash that I had made," Ratto explains. "While sipping on some fine spirits at a local pub, we thought how funny it would be to drop these in the middle of crowds. We thought it would make for a fun project.

"Then the idea developed way beyond that and into the absurdity of Basel and money. We thought it fit right into Basel and that some douchebag would be dollying around bundles of cash and no one would question it."

Go forth, and check out this little piece of "performance art."

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goes to show how gullible most of the art world is 

Gomez Christian
Gomez Christian

fuck that, art is its own language, money got nothing to do with it

frankd4 topcommenter

.....................................sorry to disappoint you guys but the uber-wealthy have their billions on BITCOINs these dayz

rendering "its all about the benjamins baby" as d e a d as olde ben franklin himself

so once again FLORIDA shows it ignorance to the rest of the country

Aditza 'Dizzy' Reyes
Aditza 'Dizzy' Reyes

No shit. All I wanted to do was say thank you to one artist ... she was just standing there ... I approached her, said excuse me ... "Ay am inn zee middle ov somzing ..." Gotta love the French ...


The best and worse ideas begin and end with fine spirits. Bravo to the best of spirited ideas. 

ARodWrites moderator

Stupid good.God I love Miche. 

SethPlatt topcommenter

Good Stuff Miche.


You should get some "benjamins" and buy a sense of humor, or use one of your bitcoins.

Either way, congratulations on being the most miserable person on Earth. Must feel rewarding.

frankd4 topcommenter


i find most everything about soFLA very funny in fact DAVE BARRY and CARL HIAASON are my favorite writers on the subject

i don't know what miserable is - i SAID paper currency is passe - its toooo BULKY (a million dollars in hundreds weighs 22 lbs) and DEBIT cards can be loaded ad infinitem and are extremely portable

how is it YOU came to know all 7,046,ooo,ooo on the planets ? and how do you gauge misery ?

i'm pretty sure there are a few million in the philipines alone that are today MORE MISERABLE than me (as in UNSATISFIABLE)

i'm pretty sure there are a few million in the middle east alone that are today MORE MISERABLE than me (as in UNIBOMBERs)

i'm pretty sure there are a few million in california alone that are today MORE MISERABLE than me (as in UNseasonal sub-freezing weather)

anyway good luck on getting your GED in a few years time

frankd4 topcommenter


uh oh the troll police

LOOK at the title of the article dude


Love all the time you put into that. I'm pleased.

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