Thomas Hood's poem is also is the opening sequence of Greed (1924) by Erich von Stroheim. Greed ends as how the finale of the Ultimatum Game can end: McTeague and his former friend strand in the middle of Death Valley, handcuffed to each other and without water or means of escape. This sequence, drenched in yellow, is considered one of the most poetic moments in cinema history; the two people, driven near insane by their money lust, drown in a sea of intense, debilitating gold.
Unititled (Gold) was made for 'Generosity is the new political' at Wysing Art Center in 2009, where it has been glooming in the fields since then, before being dismantled and transported to Witte de With in Rotterdam, in 2013.
In 2016 the piece is acquired by Ferens Art Gallery in Hull (UK).