New Money


French artist Philippe Pétremant’s series “The Magnificent Seven” plays with one of the most overlooked objects we encounter daily – the banknote. Pétremant folds and forms several countries’ notes, transforming the ubiquitous images of famed leaders into humorous adaptations of their likenesses. George Washington, Queen Elizabeth and Chairman Mao’s identifying features remain noticeable, leaving you guessing with other less familiar elements and designs.