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Tobacco As Art
January 18, 2011
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Chinese photographer and artist Yang Yongliang created a pretty amazing art installation that might make even the most die-hard anti-smoking advocate think a cigarette can be a beautiful and powerful work of art. Yongliang took black and white photographs and collaged them on top of each other to mimic burning ash. The giant cigarette tip sculpture showcases layered images of cityscapes.

The fact that he hung it vertically over a patch of fake grass and flowers makes a pretty bold statement too.



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