ATM At Art Basel Displays Your Bank Balance & Photo On A Leaderboard
2 Dec 2022
An ATM at Art Basel Miami Beach is daring it’s wealthiest attendees to reveal themselves by displaying photos of guests and ranking their bank account balance on its “leaderboard”.
Created by the Brooklyn art collective MSCHF, the group behind the Lil Nas X satan sneakers, their latest art piece has gone viral again.
Daniel Greenberg, MSCHF co-founder, told CNN that the ATM Leaderboard, “is an extremely literal distillation of wealth-flaunting impulses.”
“From its conception, we had mentally earmarked this work for a location like Miami Basel, a place where there is a dense concentration of people renting Lamborghinis and wearing Rolexes. These are analogous implicit gestures to the ATM Leaderboard’s explicit one.”
At the time of writing, the “highest scorer” on the leaderboard is an identified bearded man with a balance of $2.9m (£2.44m).
MSCHF hopes to show the ATM at more events as well, with the leaderboard keeping a continuous record.