Monetary Manoeuvres

Medium: Mixed Media on Paper
Dimensions: 42x36cm
Date Painted: 1990 , Gdańsk

In the late eighties in Poland, inflation was so bad that bank notes soon had less value than the paper they were printed on. A doughnut, for example, when I arrived in ’88, cost 12 złoty; by the time I left in 1991, you had to fork out 1,200 zł for the baker. The decreasing value of a 100 zł note gave me the idea of using it in my paintings.