Girl with a phlebo

from _Smoke kills series

69 x 87 cm
Pigment print on Ilford smooth rag 100% cotton
Vintage frame

Girl with a phlebo is a photography of the photography, the warning picture from cigarette packs. Although the reference image was clearly made in studio, several people recognized this girl as their wife or mother, filing lawsuits against tobacco brands for the illegitimate use of photos of loved ones. 

Through the collection and recontextualization, the work aims to reflect on the iconographic power of the image.

Installation view, Tetris Lab, Milan, IT