Jens Haaning, Newsweek

Rebecca Klapper, 29 Sep 2021
Artist Gets $84K to Use in Project, Delivers Blank Canvases Titled 'Take the Money and Run'


A Danish artist was given the equivalent of nearly $84,000 in Danish kroner and euro bank notes to use in a project. Instead, he instead submitted two empty canvases titled "Take the Money and Run."


Jens Haaning was provided the money by the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark, to recreate two of his previous pieces from 2007 and 2010 that used bank notes. The museum paid him 25,000 kroner, or about $3,900 for the project, in addition to the money that was to be used in the pieces.

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