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Engraving on melted cents of dollar   
4x6x1 cm. / 1.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.3″
Work exhibited and belonging to the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

This is the name that was originally the object we now popular known as manopla or boxer in Latin America, which principally was a device used by the U.S. Navy in the early twentieth century in melee combat, then abandoned, but later adopted by criminal groups. Melting American coins in Mexico City makes this piece a commentary on the economic and the mechanisms of power between political control and emerging markets, and the desire of purchasing power and alternative processes converging on social problems. The phrase, American fist, was used by illegal groups related to the drug trade in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s.