Money makeover: Brooklyn artist creatively changes color of cash

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Danielle DeJesus put the finishing touches Thursday night on a new art show that opens Friday in Brooklyn.

DeJesus uses a unique canvas. "I paint on money,” she explained in an interview with PIX11 News.

The Bushwick based artist said she was inspired by the play Hamilton. “I just fell in love with the whole concept of people of color playing the founding fathers," DeJesus said.

For her work, DeJesus added diversity to dollar bills, painting on to currency the faces of Laverne Cox, Misty Copeland, Rosa Parks and others.

“I think it’s kind of cool to paint on something that people cherish so much that people put on a high pedestal, it’s a dollar.”

This Friday DeJesus’ art show will open at the Grumpy Bert Gallery in Brooklyn.

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