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The Exchange by Ben Blanc Has a One-Of-A-Kind Gold Nugget Inside

By: Ana Lopez - Published: • References: benblanc and design-milk
This project entitled The Exchange by Ben Blanc will catch the attention of even those who dislike art. Like a golden ticket inside a Willy Wonka chocolate bar, one of the 200 handmade pieces by the artist has a 20.06-gram gold nugget.

Consisting of black-dyed, rock-like sculptures made of Douglas Fir, this installation is full of surprises. One of these objects has inserted a river-washed Alaskan Gold nugget recovered from the Nome area in 2011. This gold has a value of approximately $1,010.82 dollars; however, each object was sold for only $30 at the end of the exhibition. The sculptures were sequentially numbered in order to easily identify where the precious stone was located.

Like a lottery ticket, the winning number of the The Exchange by Ben Blanc will be announced on the artist's website.