DUBLIN — As an emblem of the modern Irish condition, Frank Buckley is almost too apt. Dead broke, he lives in a house made of money. Euros here, euros there. Euros in the fireplace. Euros on the floor, on the chairs, in the windows. Worthless euros, taken out of circulation and shredded by Ireland’s [...]
Ever wonder what happens to misprinted currency? In the case of decommissioned Euro notes, the money gets shredded and formed into a papery brick. The blocks hold no monetary value and are likely viewed as useless hunks of paper by the masses, but not to Irish artist, Frank Buckley. Buckley collected the pulped bricks totalling [...]
A clip from the official launch of the Billion Euro House and Gallery on 5th April 2012.
The House was opened by Robert Ballagh, who designed the Irish euro notes which now coat the walls and floors of the Billion Euro House!
Billion Euro House – Largest House Made From Recycled Euros – Frank Buckley sets World Record
The Billion Euro House has been built entirely from recycled materials, and primarily from shredded Euro currency, awarded to Frank for his installation by the national mint under strict terms. The house comprises 3 rooms – a living room, bedroom and bathroom – along with a gallery space at the front of the house. The [...]