Monday, April 2, 2012

Tom Sachs | Nutsy's Lighter

Tom Sachs
Nutsy's Lighter
New York, NY: Tom Sachs. 2003

A white bic lighter emblazoned with the artist's name on one side, and the Nutsy logo on the other.

"Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain were all left-handed, all died at the age of 27, and autopsies reported each having a white bic lighter in their pockets. This is why it is said that white lighters are unlucky. Just like the one used in "Bong-hit Station" Nutsy's issue circa 2002."

Available at Printed Matter or the artist's website, for $12.00.

Note: The story of the bic lighter that Sachs refers to is retold countless times online, but is easily debunked. Jim Morrison died in 1971, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970. The disposable bic lighter was introduced in 1973.

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