Michael Marcovici used to be eBay’s biggest powerseller, but after watching his multi-million dollar company go belly up in 2005, he decided to follow his true passion: Art.
Not content with just any art though, Marcovici’s art is some of the biggest (physically) in the world. One example of this is the piece he calls ‘One Billion Dollar’ which is, as you can guess, a billion dollars. The $100 bills (all 10 million of them) are stacked on 12 standard pallets, and is “not so much about what you see but what you could do or not do with the money”. In addition, Marcovici is proud to say that this “is the most expensive piece of art ever made’.
His second piece, called ‘Time Sand’, is a little more subtle, but no less impactful. It consists of 972 30Kg bags of Rolex Time Sand (the sand used in hourglasses) and since each bag takes about 30 days to flow through a standard hourglass, the goal is to represent a generous estimation of an average lifetime of 81 years.
[Via: Like Cool]