Marlboro Soft Pack c.1989 (100 x 70cms)€3,800.00
Acrylic on box canvas 100 x 70cms
I was 19 years old when I went to New York on my J1 visa. This is my first ever soft pack of Marlboro Lights. I bought them in a little store in upstate New York near Westchesster Country Club where I worked as a waitress for the summer. I thought the soft packet was the coolest think I’d ever seen, I had never seen them before. I brought the pack home with me and made a collage out of it in my college diary. A few weeks ago I had to remove it with a craft knife and the 30 year old masking tape was seriously sticky. I put back together with pritt stick and painted it.
While I was painting the pack I began to notice a lot of discrepancy in the packaging. I googled it and I was shocked to find out that the soft pack was counterfeit. I bought it in a corner shop in Portchester and I did not have a clue!