NEUTRAL CAPITAL COLLECTION I
Like art holdings from other well known financial institutions such as Citi Bank, UBS, and
Deutsch Bank - Neutral Capital has been using its surplus cash to acquire artworks for its
All artworks acquired for the collection are made possible by exchanging an equal value of
the art currency Neutral Capital for a given artwork. The sales price of each artist’s work in
Neutral Capital is based on the current exchange rate against the US Dollar. Currently 50
Neutral Capital is equivalent to 1 US Dollar as determined by the last selling price of a full
case of 200,000 Neutral Capital.
The Neutral Capital bill is printed on paper from a collage that includes artwork from over
fifty failing world economies. Editions of Neutral Capital first debuted with the Swiss
Institute of Contemporary Art at the 2005 Armory Show in New York.
At the Armory, collectors bought full editions of Neutral Capital and shopped with it a
various participating galleries.
Of the original six editions three were sold at the 2005 Armory. Thus leaving an additional
surplus for Peter Simensky to invest in the Neutral Capital Collection. The collection is
intended to be a process work growing continually and having the opportunity to be on view
on multiple occasions.
The collection will be mobile - fitting into a single art crate which will unfold into a self-
contained gallery space with walls for painting, drawing, and photography, a monitor with
DVD library, and platforms and sites for sculpture and installation.
Neutral Capital Collection celebrates its acquisitions with this inaugural exhibition of works
Pattie Lee Becker
Jose Rodriguez Lerma
Neutral Capital Collection is on view with New Labor exhibition at the Leroy Neiman
Gallery, Columbia University, New York. 11/13 - 12/7 2005.
For more information on Neutral Capital Collection call 917-297-6906 or email