Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery

The exhibition features thirty-four works that display a mastery of the highly realistic, trompe l’oeil technique in curious compositions of currency, letters, and other symbolic items that make reference to political, economic and social issues facing America, and Otis Kaye personally, during the first half of the twentieth-century. A 1909 law prohibited the display of currency, so much of his work was never shown.

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