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October 30, 2017

Fractal Lincoln

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From the New York Times:

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A portrait of Abraham Lincoln made entirely from pennies [was a top winner last month] at the 2017 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"A. Lincoln" by Richard Schlatter of Battle Creek, Michigan, received the most overall votes from the public, which chose from more than 1,300 entries during a two-week voting period.

Mr. Schlatter will receive a $200,000 award — as well as another $12,500 for being the top vote-getter in the two-dimensional art category.

His 8-by-12-foot Lincoln portrait is composed of more than 24,000 pennies that include coins from every year since 1909, when the 16th president first appeared on the currency.

More than 384,000 votes were cast by members of the public who attended ArtPrize since it opened September 20.

October 30, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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