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artists' books; found objects; tobacco


[100] pages : chiefly color illustrations. "Published ... in a second edition of 2000 China, September 2015."--colophon. "Until Death Do Us Part focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride to light a cigarette for each and every man invited. The bride and the groom are then invited to play some cigarette-smoking games of an unprecedented ingenuousness. This publication pays homage to a tradition in which love and death walk hand in hand. These photos come from the Beijing Silvermine project, an archive of half a million negatives salvaged over the years from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing." - Publisher's website. Text in Chinese and English. First edition of 1000 copies. Signed on page [3] of the cover by the author. Gold leaf on edges of the text. Book is housed in a paper cigarette box. Cover of the text is a color reproduction of cigarettes.

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[Beijing] : Jiazazhi Press, 2015.


©[Beijing] : Jiazazhi Press, 2015.

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gold leaf; illustration (process); paper


9 x 6 cm

Until Death Do Us Part



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