CIGARETTE, 1961

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Plywood mock-up, painted black
15' x 26' x 18'
Bryant Park, 1967

“I had set out to make a serious piece of sculpture and thought I had done so. Upon seeing the smooth plaster model, I realized that I had been taken in by irregularities of the paper one.  The piece was redundant and had the look of a war memorial. Stripping away everything but the spine, I wound up with a cigarette from which one puff had been taken before it was ground in the ashtray.”
-Tony Smith on Cigarette

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