found object, acrylic, UV lights
A now outlawed, Marlboro Cigarettes shop sign, reworked in gloss black and clear acrylic, and lit internally with ultraviolet light. Originally painted in the red and white, of the iconic brand, the case is now a clear acrylic, displaying the objects guts for all to see. Fluorescent tubes are replaced with ultraviolet, more usually associated with the clubs of the Eighties and Nineties, or used to check for counterfeit bank notes. Is this the ghost of advertising past or, as cigarettes are removed from view and the wrappers made uniform, a sign of things to come?