Belfast Telegraph

Art house made from one billion Euro notes opens to the public

Artist Frank Buckley is welcoming tourists to his home in Dublin – an edifice made out of €1.4bn (£1.15bn) of shredded bank notes.

In a bid to encourage a debate about Ireland’s failing economy, Frank built the home/gallery from bricks made out of mulched, decommissioned notes from Ireland’s Central Bank.

Welcoming schools, tourists and Dubliners, the home which cost just €35 (£28.86) to build will also feature some of Buckley’s own paintings which are up for sale.

Buckley says he is keen to get people talking about the recession having endured his own financial struggle since the downturn hit.

The artist plans to dismantle the house and transport it around Ireland and abroad as a novel mobile gallery.

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