Monday, November 28, 2011

A Tiger Skin Rug Made of Cigarettes

The rug in this video is on display at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Made from half a million cigarettes and weighing an incredible 440 pounds, the artist, Xu Bing, wanted to send a message about global trade and also about how people are seduced into smoking.

There are more images of the cigarette rug (and more of the story) at Shortlist.

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