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Artist's box of 'money' isn't what it seems

Artist's Money Sculpture Looks Better Than Counterfeit

This old box seems to be bursting with cash, but it's not what you might think. Here's Good Morning America.

Artist Randall Rosenthal created the sculpture appropriately titled 'Cold Hard Cash' back in 2011, but it just went viral on Reddit. One user joked:

'If his house ever gets broken into, that's going to be one disappointed burglar.'

Although a burglar would be disappointed, art fans are bound to be impressed by Rosenthal's process.

After taping together three blocks of white pine to make a solid block, Rosenthal began carving the box to make it look like cardboard before finally painting the sculpture. You can see it for yourself on his website randallrosenthal.com.

Rosenthal told The Huffington Post the project took a total of three months to complete.

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chibblitz January 22 2014 at 10:03 PM

This is so stupid and waste of time.

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itakeitlikeaman January 22 2014 at 10:15 AM

I have old cloth bank money bags made into pillows on my bed.....

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lvnchevy1 itakeitlikeaman January 22 2014 at 10:26 AM

And I bet you wake up feeling like a million dollars....=)

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alydartwo January 22 2014 at 5:11 PM

I would love to place that box on my front porch just to see if anybody would take notice ! or try to steal it.

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abudotcom January 22 2014 at 11:09 AM

Awesome art.... Very talented...

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prvrtbl1 January 22 2014 at 4:29 PM

remember the starving artist that hand drew 5 10 50 100 dollar bills then asked stores if they would accept his art for the face value? 100 bill goes for what ? 50 100 thousand dollars now lol

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sachfoxo January 22 2014 at 3:17 PM

Great work !!!!!!!

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Alton January 22 2014 at 1:31 PM

Missed his calling.

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Kate Alton January 22 2014 at 5:42 PM

Should have been a forger, grin?

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folsomcal January 22 2014 at 12:45 PM

HAHAHAHA I love it. I think that it is very smart and creative. Cool idea.

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Ezcruz January 22 2014 at 12:47 PM

Wonder how much the artist is selling it for? haha I'd buy it!

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wongtpa January 22 2014 at 5:25 PM

Funny money!

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Thugman wongtpa January 22 2014 at 7:34 PM

lol..

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