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She Inscribed 120,000 NYC Pennies With a Pandemic Message. One Could Be in Your Pocket

When artist Jill Magid was asked to do a public art work for the non-profit Creative Time in 2020, she had to take a step back. "It's very hard to make a public art piece when there's no public and there's a pandemic," she said. But then, she changed her mind Her project, called Tender, took shape. She had 120,000 pennies inscribed with that phrase, and distributed them through New York City's bodegas, locally-owned convenience stories which were considered essential businesses when the city was shut down in the early stages of the pandemic. Awesome!

Photo Credit: Elijah Mears

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