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This Guy Carried Around $1 Million In A Clear Duffel Bag And Called It Art

How do you define art?

In my opinion, whether you're the artist or the spectator, art is whatever you want it to be.

That's precisely the reason I appreciate the work of Los Angeles-based artist Matty Mo, who's been creating quite the buzz for himself with his obscure artwork. Mo's craft is simple: sell stacks of cash on Instagram and call it art.

Matty Mo, who has been nicknamed “The Most Famous Artist,” is also known for his incredibly popular selfie backdrop art composed all around the city of Los Angeles:

Most recently, while filming a new video displaying his work, Matty Mo was accompanied by our video team here at Elite Daily as he showcased his latest art installment at the Context Art Fair in New York City on May 3.

The end result? Let's just say he completely stole the spotlight. I mean, who doesn't like stacks of cold, hard cash?!

It's like something out of an episode of “The Sopranos.”

Matty Mo made his rounds throughout Pier 94 in Manhattan as spectators posed for photos with his latest installment simply titled “One Million Dollars.” The looks on their faces are priceless and really demonstrate the positive effects money can have on a person's mood with just the mere sight of it.

Check out the photos below for a closer look!

Meet Matty Mo (left) and Elite Daily Senior Producer Kevin Losani (right).

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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Elite Daily joined Matty Mo for his art showcase at the Context Art Fair in New York City on May 3.

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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His latest art piece? You'd never guess…

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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…but let's just say it took a little preparation.

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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*Drumroll* Bricks of cold, hard cash. There's nothing better!

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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Matty Mo's “One Million Dollars” art piece features 100 percent US legal tender all stuffed inside of a transparent duffle bag.

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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“But, why?!” Because, he can!

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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The Los Angeles-based artist made his rounds throughout Pier 94 with his “One Million Dollars” piece in-hand as onlookers gasped at the sight of something people say doesn't bring happiness…

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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I beg to differ. This man looks happy!

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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Oh, and in case you were wondering, of course there were bodyguards around. After all, Matty Mo is dragging around a million-dollar duffle bag.

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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The best part? Art collectors can actually purchase Matty Mo's art pieces.

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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According to Digital Trends, one of Matty Mo's first currency-related stunts included the sale of 10 pieces he sold for $5,000 each.

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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As you can see, he's playing with even more cash now!

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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Look out for Elite Daily's upcoming video with Matty Mo. Here comes the money!

Matty Mo and "One Million Dollars"

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It’s no secret Rob has been a part of the Elite Daily team since day one. Having teleported from the bustling city of New York to sunny SoCal, he now sets his sights on expanding the voice of generation Y.
It’s no secret Rob has been a part of the Elite Daily team since day one. Having teleported from the bustling city of New York to sunny SoCal, he now sets his sights on expanding the voice of generation Y.

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