Artist prints `Zero Dollar' in dig at Wall Street
NEW YORK (AP) — With the financial meltdown leaving many Americans wondering what a dollar is worth, one New York City artist has an answer — zero.
Painter and printmaker Laura Gilbert is passing out signed and numbered prints of the "Zero Dollar," which looks like a dollar bill except it has zeros in place of ones.
Gilbert will be distributing 10,000 of the fake greenbacks in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday to call attention to the economic crisis gripping the nation. She says the artwork is meant to be a statement about "the destructive role of many financial institutions, inflation, and the decline of U.S. currency to the point of seeming worthlessness."