The Trump Administration decided to delay the release of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill, so one artist decided to take matters into his own hands.
He created a stamp, retailing for $20, that allows people to put Harriet’s face on whatever $20 they already have.
Brooklyn artist Dano Wall has taken the money matter into his own hands, designing a 3D stamp big spenders can use to replace Andrew Jackson’s mug with a picture of their favorite abolitionist and Union Army spy.
The final design for the new $20 bill was originally set to be revealed next year, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.
But after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional panel this week that the government would be pushing back the plan to replace Jackson with Tubman on the bill to 2028, Wall took to social media to voice his displeasure.
“We’ll see about that,” Wall tweeted, along with a doctored picture of the bill.
Wall designed the stamp in 2017, soon after President Trump took office. The 3D image of Tubman’s picture covers the face of the nation’s seventh President, a slave owner whose sordid history includes the 1830 Indian Removal Act.
Will you be buying one?