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The Falling Dollar

DECEMBER 3, 2007
The weakening dollar relative to the Euro was the subject of this painting. I actually did this piece in 2005 for Der Spiegel-the LAST time the dollar was falling. A breaking news story intervened, and by the next week the dollar had begun to recover and my cover art was shelved. Now that the dollar is falling again,  (and in a more serious manner) the cover was resurected and ran last week. Hopefully, the use of this cover represents the nadir of the monetary crisis!
Working with Stefan Kiefer, the Der Spiegel Cover art Director, is always a great pleasure, this was no exeption.