Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter, illustrated & interpreted by contemporary collage artists.
Kolaj Institute announces the publication of Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter and illustrated by a collective of collage artists. In Porter’s 1918 novel, a Chicago multi-millionaire struggles to decide to whom he should leave his money. As an eccentric experiment, he schemes to give his three distant cousins one hundred thousand dollars each to see how they handle the windfall. The book is a time capsule of early 20th century American life with a strong focus on the lives of women and observations about material culture and communities before the rampant consumerism of the 1920s and the Great Depression. In telling this story, Porter gives us a look at the role of and attitudes about money that remain relevant today. The book raises important questions about the role of money in our lives: What good is money? Is money cruel? How should one handle money? How does money change us?
Alicia Halpin (Glen Carbon, IL)
Amanda Lynch (Somerset, England)
Elijah Guerra (Columbia, MO)
G.E. Vogt (San Diego, CA)
Indira Govindan (Springfield, NJ)
Jimena Murabito (Miami Beach, FL)
Kara Smith (Sheffield, MA)
Mary A. Johnson (Denton, TX)
mateo desant (Davis, CA)
Susan Silva (Burke, VA)
To illustrate the book, Kolaj Institute organized a residency that brought together ten artists who worked collaboratively to make sixty-three collages that interpret Porter’s novel for a 21st century audience.
Art Direction by Christopher Kurts
Layout by Ric Kasini Kadour
Published by Maison Kasini Canada & Kolaj Institute
(original novel published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in 1918)