Weapon Sculptures With Money – Justine Smith

In my Money, Guns, Art – Scott Campbell post I mentioned how I have a weakness for weapon related art, and how I love the smell of money.

London artist Justine Smith creates some sculptures using U.S. $1 bills that I would love to hang on my wall:


S&W 645:

Fragmentation Grenade:

You can visit the artist’s homepage – HERE



Josh March 25, 2010 at 01:22 pm

Just a couple of observations:

1) That pistol – it kind of resembles a Sig, but looks too long. And it appears to have some lever on the slide, like an ambidextrous safety or something. Maybe it’s not actually modeled exactly after a real gun; if it is I’m curious what it is though.
2) The rifle – That would actually be an M-16, not an M-16A1, right? The A1 has a forward assist(?)

Admin (Mike) March 25, 2010 at 01:39 pm

Yea that Sig one is iffy.. I couldn’t find a sig that looked identical, although some of the features are the same. I see what you mean about the switch on the slide.

Thanks for pointing that out about the m16 not being an A1… I updated it in the post.

Jay Wood March 26, 2010 at 12:09 am

I don’t think it is a Sig, It looks like some sort of S&W to me.

Josh March 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

Good call. I think it’s a S&W 645

Mike March 26, 2010 at 03:20 pm

I’ve owned a 645 (pile of crap), but it does indeed look just like a 645.

carl March 24, 2011 at 11:55 am

mike suck my m16

Admin (Mike) March 26, 2010 at 08:12 pm

Good eye.. I’ll update the post. thanks!

Antibubba March 25, 2010 at 01:44 pm

For the amounts people are willing to pay for all things Black Rifle it should be plastered in $100 bills.

Admin (Mike) March 25, 2010 at 02:03 pm

Now that you mention it, I think that’s what Bushmaster must have done with the ACR.. Created the paint out of fresh ground up $100 bills :P

Aaron Spuler March 25, 2010 at 03:00 pm

I consider myself lucky that I was able to get my AR for $602 total.

Now if Justine were to have ground up $1 bills to make the sculptures then coated them with $1 bills it might be comparable in cost to the ACR.

Admin (Mike) March 25, 2010 at 09:09 pm

Oh the beauty of the AR platform!

Mikee March 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

The M-16 should have been made of $2 bills, with an Alfred E Neuman $3 bill thrown in to get the “223” somewhere on the gun.

Jeanette K. March 26, 2010 at 02:01 pm

I wonder how much the sculptures cost after they are constructed… and how many dollars are in each.

Glenda Ohrt April 25, 2017 at 09:55 am

I am interested in the m16. How long is it and what dollar s are put into making it? Its a graduation gift. Could you please let me know the price. Best Regards,Glenda Ohrt

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