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


16 responses to “Weapon Sculptures With Money – Justine Smith”

  1. 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(?)

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      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.

      1. Jay Wood Avatar

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

        1. Good call. I think it’s a S&W 645

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

            1. mike suck my m16

        2. Admin (Mike) Avatar
          Admin (Mike)

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

  2. Firearms As Art…

    It’s really interesting to see someone making works of art in the shape of firearms. I don’t know if these were made by making casts of the actual weapons or through some other means.  Either way, Justine Smith did a wonderful job with them…

  3. Antibubba Avatar

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

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      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

  4. 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.

    1. Admin (Mike) Avatar
      Admin (Mike)

      Oh the beauty of the AR platform!

  5. 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.

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

  7. Glenda Ohrt Avatar
    Glenda Ohrt

    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