money (1975)

This took the form of a badly printed pound note, and was distributed in the mid-70s. A bit simplistic, but…

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And this bit of graffiti is from the same time (mid-70s):

graffiti money talks

added 22/4/13 this from the 80s group “The Pleasure Tendency”:money screwxs you up

(this is a detournement of the government campaign against heroin use – the word “heroin” substituted for “money” throughout)

“The need for money is therefore the true need produced by the economic system, and it is the only need which the latter produces. The quantity of money becomes to an ever greater degree its sole effective quality. Just as it reduces everything to its abstract form, so it reduces itself in the course of its own movement to quantitative being.”

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