The Story of Tommy Cash in 5 Videos
How the Estonian eccentric built a postmodern mythos
EUROZ DOLLAZ YENIZ (2014)
A Russian gangsta fantasy backdrops this satire of money-obsessed commercial art. Tossing bills in the air, he shows off his spoils: babies, chickens, guns. What does it matter when you’re rich?
LEAVE ME ALONE (2015)
Cash juxtaposes luxury with Estonia’s working-class reality, bathing outdoors in a remote slum as an elderly lady peels his potatoes and, jarringly, polishes a gleaming trophy collection.
Inspired by Renaissance paintings – though you might not guess it – this carnival of exposed skin cemented Cash’s infamy as an outcast, highly meme-able prankster.
Full of phallic champagne explosions and women blasting hairdryers up their skirts, Cash weaves a string of visual innuendoes illustrating a world where everything points to sex.
PUSSY MONEY WEED (2018)
Aside from his uncomfortable scenes dancing in a wheelchair, Cash perfectly realises a Jodorowskian vision of performers with different body abilities populating a street-dance utopia.