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©2014 Toshi Onuki

 

10,000 yen

10,000 1 yen coins

40'x50'"

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Japan

1987

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is a rental museum run by the city of Tokyo.

In this exhibition, participating artists were required to pay the fee.

 

I asked organizer to delay my payment so that  I can use that money as a material for the piece.

 

I exchanged 10,000 yen into 10,000 1 yen coins at Fuji Bank, Tokyo. I dropped all the coins from the roof into the courtyard floor behind huge window which looked like a huge showcase.

 

Few hrs later, I was asked to remove my piece because they were not in contract to use outdoor space and the space I have chosen wasn't rent for the show.

 

After the exhibition was over, I have received a call from organizer's office explaining that my fee needed to be shipped to Osaka office via mail therefore I'm to pay extra $50 for the shipment handling.