Students of the impoverished Rembrandt painted guilders on the floor of his studio. When the master bent to pluck one up, the apprentices laughed, becoming masters themselves. Nowadays not only is a painted coin worth many more real coins, but the painted iteration can be lent to a museum for a limited time simply to increase its resale value. The museum is converted into its architectural double, the bank, as art and its market become incorporated—that, mon frère, is mixed-media performance.
Joshua Cohen-Harpers Magazine