Post Number: 324
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 10:50 am: || |
Ok - if you've been to art openings in the past ten years, you've probably seen him - so what's his story?
Relatively tall, very thin guy white guy. Short grey hair. Always wears a button-down dress shirt and a belly pack [c.f. fanny pack, codpiece]. If I recall, the schtick is doing origami on dollar bills. Just saw him last night at Russell Industrial wearing a pin that was a origami butterfly of... surprise... a dollar bill. Maybe that's his stage name; I don't remember. I thought I heard that once at Bankles a long time ago.
Performance artist? Advertising for a tax service? Pocket capitalist? General purpose eccentric?
Post Number: 2099
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 11:02 am: || |
lol, for a second, I thought you were talking about George W. Bush.
Post Number: 593
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 11:14 am: || |
Bush doesn't fold 'em, he makes them disappear. Different schtick
Post Number: 263
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 11:27 am: || |
"Bush doesn't fold 'em, he makes them disappear"
That's the second trick, The first trick is pulling them out of thin air?
Post Number: 190
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 12:44 pm: || |
I've heard him called Dollar Bill.
Post Number: 523
|Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 12:47 pm: || |
Why didn't you go up to him and say hello?
Post Number: 266
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 9:40 am: || |
I think its Bill Dollar actually
Post Number: 566
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 10:07 am: || |
I haven't seen that guy, but he reminds me of this over-weight sweaty guy who used to troll the same circles in a suit doing performance art that consisted of stapling dollar bills to his forehead or doing other simple magic tricks.
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 10:38 am: || |
his name is bill dollar.
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 3:58 pm: || |
you're right birdie. and he appeared on one of Bob The Singing Bass Player's CDs. Quite a humorous segment, it was. And a great CD.
Post Number: 404
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 5:19 pm: || |
Is the old guy that makes quarters stick to his forehead still working at Lafayette Coney island?
Post Number: 747
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 6:51 pm: || |
Bob used to frequent Goldengate Cafe on Wednesday. Gave me a copy of the CD with the Bill Dollar performer. Bob is very environmentally concious. Nice guy.
Post Number: 5356
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 7:16 pm: || |
This sounds similar to another curious currency-related performance artist, J. S. G. Boggs.
Any person who gets a Boggs note can usually sell it for much more than its face value: a $10 Boggs note may be worth more than $1000.
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:00 pm: || |
How does origami work on a CD?
Post Number: 35
|Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 10:36 am: || |
You hear the dollar bills being folded and Bill narrates what he's doing. He & Bob The Singing Bass Player also do a brief interview about what he does and why. It's funny.