‘The Match King’ and ‘The Kreuger Crash’ 2022 Vintage Swedish Monopoly board and pieces, matches, custom-made stamp 2022 dimensions variable
Ivar Kreuger built a financial empire in the 1920s monopolising the production of matches wherever he could around the world. For a time this made him one of the richest men in the world, allowing him to lend money to different countries before it all came crashing down in the 1930s. By the time he committed suicide in 1932, he had acquired the reputation of both a financial genius and swindler.
This work was made during an IASPIS residency in Stockholm, Sweden in the summer of 2022.