Mister E (b. 1987). is the Delray Beach, FL based artist known across the globe for his colossal & colorful interpretation of US currency.
Through his diverse body of work, Mister E provokes viewers to think about money in a totally different way than ever before. His colorful painting of the 2009 series $100 bill titled "Benny Jr.", has quickly become recognized internationally. As his work has evolved, he has changed the way in which people view money.
His goal is to take away the evil connotation that most associate with money, and instead use it as a symbol for motivation, inspiration & freedom. "Money certainly doesn't equal happiness, but it can equal freedom" says Mister E.
His paintings are collected by celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miley Cyrus, Lionel Richie, Scott Disick & Adam Sandler. They have been seen on television networks including CNBC, SHOWTIME, Bravo, and CNN. He has created activations for ULTRA Music Festival, Burning Man, and Coachella. In 2016 Billboard #1 recording artist D.R.A.M. featured Mister E's Benny Jr.'s in his music video for "Cash Machine". D.R.A.M is not alone, in 2017 Lil Wayne and Roy Demeo featured the Benny Jr.'s once again in their music video for "Chico". If that wasn't enough, in 2017 Rich the Kid and Kendrick Lamar also featured the colorful banknotes in their music video for "New Freezer" Mister E also was chosen to create artwork for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards after party for Republic Records.
Mister E's work has become largely popular amongst many institutional art collections, most notably in the real estate and financial worlds and most importantly his artwork has helped raise money and become a symbol of charity for many well known organizations.