At the time I did this painting, the army was looking for Saddam Hussein. The troops had gone into one of the palaces and found crisp new half burned one hundred dollar bills and cigar butts everywhere. They had so much money they were lighting their cigars with it. At the same time, I released this painting in Maui. Everyone who saw it told me “you must have watched the news, then painted this”. The two incidents, me painting this image and the discovery of the half burned cash, were unrelated. The timing of it was very bizarre to me. - Michael Godard
Lighting a cigar with a hundred dollar bill...Money to Burn 2. This is a gallery wrapped canvas that is ready to hang.
- Artist's Proof features a 1 Color Paint Embellishment
Michael Godard is known as the explosive “Rockstar of the Art World” and global top selling artist!
His world of art invites us to see his lighthearted perspective, surrounding us with animated olives, grapes, and dancing strawberries. His unique portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and subtle humor, evoking the creative side in “Olive” us. He has redefined art as we know it and, of course, given it a punch line.
His paintings are thought provoking and full of enigmatic illusion. They show pain, love, conflict, and success, making people smile, laugh, reminisce, and exclaim, “Oh My God..ard!”
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