In this book eighty money-artists are presented. In the past some old masters and modern ones used to make money the subject of their works of art. Beside using money as a source of inspiration, they expressed their views on the meaning of money in their artworks as well. Nowadays a growing number of contemporary artists are producing art in which they critically comment on the meaning of money in our present financialized society. Their artistic comments are useful eye-openers to reconsider the meaning and role of money in modern society.
Reinold Widemann published some books on monetary matters and banking, international economics and factors influencing interest rates. He also wrote essays, short stories, and novels. In 2016 Money is a Mind Thing – On Symbols of Value appeared at Aspekt publishers. He was a lecturer in economics i.a. at the HES Amsterdam School of Business.