Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs
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Foreign Affairs – Office View
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Foreign Affairs


One of One Print on Canvas
Oil Paint Overlays
42″x 17.5″

  • Description


Military payment certificates were a form of currency used to pay U.S. military personnel in certain foreign countries. They were used from 1946 until 1973. Unknown to many ex-counterfeiter, Arthur J Williams Jr recaptures this lost form of currency using his personal printing techniques

About The Artist

Arthur “Artorius” Williams is an American-born counterfeiter and subject of the book The Art of Making Money. He was dubbed as the “King of Counterfeit” by Rolling Stone magazine & featured in a season 5 episode of American Greed. Arthur’s story has intrigued the media and now art collectors have begun to take notice.

His passion eventually caught up to him in 2007 after nearly 10 million dollars of undetectable counterfeit money was created. While in prison he began exploring a new passion… art. This later shifted him to what now is career. Arthur’s work has been purchased from a variety of celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger to Rashad Evans and many others. He occasionally auctions off his work and donates it to charity. Arthur uses his art as an expression from past experience and as a currency to help others.

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