Friday, July 1, 2005

New York Artist Creates The Doodle Bill

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Are you in the market for art that costs about a buck?

If you are, the Chelsea Museum in New York is holding a reception today (Jul. 1) for artist Y. Nagasaki, whose pieces consist of doodles drawn by celebrities on American dollar bills.

Among the Yankee doodled dollars on display include scribbles by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Martha Stewart and Willie Nelson.

New York art connoisseur Baird Jones, who helped bring Nagasaki’s works to the museum, says Nagasaki – who speaks very little English – is often turned down by the celebs who think he’s nothing more than an autograph seeker.

Jones says Nagasaki is “like a mad Japanese man. He’s very short, very blind and wears thick glasses.”

But Jones says he wouldn’t be surprised if some of the dollar bill doodles done by well-known stars sold for $10,000.

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