Randall Rosenthal born 1947 in NY has become famous creating what appears to be a cardboard box stuffed to the brim with wads of cash. In reality, both the box and the cash are carved out of wood and hand painted to jaw-dropping, lifelike precision by the artist. Though Rosenthal’s portfolio of work also includes wood recreated as newspapers, baseball cards, binders, books and more, it is his sculptures of money that have particularly captured the public’s eye.

"Half the time is spent on carving and half is spent on painting, they’re the exact opposite processes. I start with a block of wood and it’s totally reductive in that I take away wood until I get what I want.

The carving is a high-wire act because there’s no room for error and I don’t plan it out, the painting is the opposite. You can paint on the paint forever, until you get what you like.” (by )

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Gianni Caravaggio, exhibition view at the Sies + Höke Galerie (Düsseldorf)

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"I want to connect to the people that are going through this transition. You’re changing when you’re going through the consulate…your life is changing." —Marela Zacarías

New in ART21 New York Close Up: Artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. The painted sculpture, Red Meander (2014), is her largest work to date and is the first of her works to be shown in her country of birth.

WATCH: Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home

IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up episode, Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home. © ART21, Inc. 2014.

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Seth Adelsberger : Front Room
Baltimore Museum of Art, 2014 

From left: Untitled (Stella Artois 3), Untitled (Border Painting- Cool Spot), Untitled (Border Painting - Rustica)

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Joey Piziali - Untitled (5 paintings), 2014

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in

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Brendan Lynch
Da Bull, 2013

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Zachary Susskind
Heavy Line, 2012

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Bruce Nauman: A Cast of the Space under My Chair, 1965-8

(concrete, 45 x 39 x 37 cm, image: Phaidon)

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Bursting Wall, 2013

Fabian Bürgy

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Nicole Killian

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