Xu Bing: 550,000 “First Class” Brand Cigarettes Rug

Juxtapoz // Friday, 27 Jan 2012
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With over half a million cigarettes (550,000 to be exact) and weighing 440 pounds, Xu Bing has created a tiger-skin rug as a reflection of global trade and the seduction of such a deadly product. The "rug" was on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art this past December. Did we mention those are First Class cigarettes in this rug? (via)

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