On BBC documentary called Seven Ages of Britain, which was hosted by David Dimbleby, one of the

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On BBC documentary called Seven Ages of Britain, which was hosted by David Dimbleby, one of the most famous contemporary artists, Damien Hirst, was once asked that did he pay for all the diamonds to make For the Love of God (2007, figure 1), which is so called as the diamond skull because it is made of a plenty of diamonds. Hirst answered that artists used what around him or her, and money was around him. Therefore, he thought that what he could do with money, and he could do something amazing with them. Consequently, he created For the Love God. What should be spotlighted is the point that an artist creates his or her works with materials, which are around them. As Damien Hirst said that money was around him, money was around people in…show more content…
He has started to create money origami since 2006. Now, he is not just making money origami but also making collages with his moneygami works. In addition, he published the book that explained how to make moneygami in 2007. Based on his money origami book, he also has been published Youtube channel to share his way how to fold a hat-wearing figure with bills. Moreover, he published an apple application that allows people to create their own money origami collage. Like many other contemporary artworks, there are two points of view on Hasegawa Yosuke’s money art. One is the negative side. Audiences of the negative side say that his works are not art but just childish playgame. The other perspective is the positive side. Positive viewers regard his money art as new and somewhat interesting works because they are made of various banknotes from various countries, and dignified figures on the currency turn into familiar and cute figures. Since there are two different perspectives on Hasegawa’s moneygami, they arouse controversies. There is controversy related to legitimacy because money origami is made of banknotes. Some people say that Hasegawa breaks the law about money. According to the United States law: Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any

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