Hobo art

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As much as I remember, I used to collect coins back in the 80s and 90s. Those coins bore sentimental value and the fact that coins are still a form of currency with amazing intricate details on them makes them beautiful items to keep. Barcelona-based artist Paolo Curio, not only collects them, he creates artwork out of them. Also known as ‘MrThe’, he makes interesting intricate coin carvings which he calls them ‘Hobo Nickels’. Art exists everywhere, sometimes in the things we see everyday without us knowing. He uses these coins as a base from which he create his work. Paolo crafts the portraits of literary and pop culture icons onto these beautiful nickels. A lot of his works revolves around skulls with the idea of integrating the hobo theme into all his creations. See more of his work here.

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