R.T Houben

JFK Half Dollar (white)

JFK Half Dollar (orange)

Grant $50

Ben Franklin $100

George Washington $1

100 Dollars Ben Franklin

Crypto Lincoln 5 Dollars

Crypto Washington One Dollar

50 Dollar Ulysses S. Grant

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

10 Dollars Alexander Hamilton

5 Dollars Queen Elizabeth

1 Dollar George Washington

5 Dollar Crypto Abe

$5 Abe Lincoln

$1 George W

$1 George W

1 Dollar Statue of Liberty

Crypto Astronaut Ohio 25 Cent

Crypto Astronaut Ohio 25 Cent

10 Dollars Alexander Hamilton

$50 Capitol (rainbow)

$5 Abe Lincoln

Thomas Jefferson

$1 George Washington

Frederick Douglas Quarter

20 Dollars Canada

5 dollar coin Statue of Liberty

Jackson $20

$50 Capitol

50 Dollars Ulysses Grant

Ben Franklin $100

Abe Lincoln $5

Capitol

$5 Abe Lincoln

JFK Half Dollar (white)
JFK Half Dollar (white)


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 18 x 18 inches
Year: 2022

JFK Half Dollar (orange)
JFK Half Dollar (orange)


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 18 x 18 inches
Year: 2022

Grant $50
Grant $50


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches
Year: 2022

Ben Franklin $100
Ben Franklin $100


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches
Year: 2022

George Washington $1
George Washington $1


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches
Year: 2022

100 Dollars Ben Franklin
100 Dollars Ben Franklin


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

Crypto Lincoln 5 Dollars
Crypto Lincoln 5 Dollars


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

Crypto Washington One Dollar
Crypto Washington One Dollar


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

50 Dollar Ulysses S. Grant
50 Dollar Ulysses S. Grant


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches
Year: 2022

In God We Trust
In God We Trust


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic on Paper with foil and holograph
Signature: Signed
Framed Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches
Series: No
Year: 2021

In God We Trust
In God We Trust


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic on Paper with foil and holograph
Signature: Signed
Framed Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches
Series: No
Year: 2021

10 Dollars Alexander Hamilton
10 Dollars Alexander Hamilton


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches
Year: 2021

5 Dollars Queen Elizabeth
5 Dollars Queen Elizabeth


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 36 x 24 inches
Year: 2021

1 Dollar George Washington
1 Dollar George Washington


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

5 Dollar Crypto Abe
5 Dollar Crypto Abe


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$1 George W
$1 George W


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$1 George W
$1 George W


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 36 inches
Year: 2018

1 Dollar Statue of Liberty
1 Dollar Statue of Liberty


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 48 inches
Year: 2021

Crypto Astronaut Ohio 25 Cent
Crypto Astronaut Ohio 25 Cent


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 48 inches
Year: 2021

Crypto Astronaut Ohio 25 Cent
Crypto Astronaut Ohio 25 Cent


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 48 inches
Year: 2021

10 Dollars Alexander Hamilton
10 Dollars Alexander Hamilton


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches
Year: 2021

$50 Capitol (rainbow)
$50 Capitol (rainbow)


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 36 x 60 inches
Year: 2021

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

$1 George Washington
$1 George Washington


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2021

Frederick Douglas Quarter
Frederick Douglas Quarter


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2020

20 Dollars Canada
20 Dollars Canada


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 48 inches
Year: 2017

5 dollar coin Statue of Liberty
5 dollar coin Statue of Liberty


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches
Year: 2019

Jackson $20
Jackson $20


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Series: No
Year: 2018

$50 Capitol
$50 Capitol


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 36 x 60 inches
Year: 2019

50 Dollars Ulysses Grant
50 Dollars Ulysses Grant


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 36 inches
Year: 2018

Ben Franklin $100
Ben Franklin $100


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 50 x 42 inches
Year: 2017

Abe Lincoln $5
Abe Lincoln $5


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and Foil on Canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2018

Capitol
Capitol


Edition: unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 111.76 x 152.4 inches
Year: 2017

$5 Abe Lincoln
$5 Abe Lincoln


Edition: Unique
Medium: Acrylic and foil on canvas
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 38 inches
Year: 2016

Biography

Houben R.T is an Avant-garde painter and draftsman with his own unmistakable voice. Houben was born in Bulgaria and graduated with a degree in painting from the Conservative Art Academy in the capital, Sofia. During that time he was part of the Radical art movement around XXL gallery. Although his installations and videos were met with considerable critical success in Europe, he decided to abandon this technique due to its excessive "predictability".

In order to advance his carrier Houben re-located to the US in 2000 where he now lives and works in his studio in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his signature highly impasto, money based paintings, and glitter works in Boston, Miami, and New York. After several museum shows the young artist has created quite a stunning reputation among art dealers and collectors alike.

While becoming the established painter he is today, Houben supported himself by doing odd jobs in the city. In 2002, he was commissioned to create the murals for the eponymous Delmonico's Restaurant on Wall Street in Manhattan, NY, as well as the restaurant/bar Ono in the hip new Gansevoort hotel in New York's Meatpacking District.

Houben has a unique approach to art-making. He maintains an alchemist’s attitude towards painting by creating pigments which he grinds himself; a process he undergoes in homage to raw color and its intrinsic impact. The subject matter for his paintings is derived from old currencies and coins from the US and other countries around the world. His artistic style at once draws upon Romanticism and Symbolism but is thoroughly Postmodernist in its bravado. Houben’s paintings are about the foundation of a society in relation to its history and propaganda. His use of heavy impasto and of a vivid, saturated color palette is sometimes viewed as commentary on excess. His frequent depictions of Native Americans speaks to his earliest impressions of America, but the budding artist was also influenced by early European Romantics and later by Eastern Germany's western films.