ONE SEGMENT OF 'THE SMELL OF SULPHUR IN THE WIND'

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1 of 20,000 equal segments carved, numbered and signed by Bill Drummond from an original photo and text piece by the artist Richard Long

ONE SEGMENT OF 'THE SMELL OF SULPHUR IN THE WIND'

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In 1970 Bill Drummomd attempted to walk down Iceland from top to bottom and failed. 

In 1994 the artist Richard Long attempted the same walk and succeeded and made works of art from this walk.
One of these works is the photography and text piece called 'A Smell Of Sulphur In The Wind'

In 1995 Bill Drummond buys this piece of art for $20,000 and hangs it on his bedroom wall

In 1998 Bill Drummond finds the ownership of this art a burden

In 2000 Bill Drummond decides to  sell the work for $20,000 

In 2001 Bill Drummond writes the book 'How To Be An Artist' in which his relationship with art is examined. He decides to  sell the work for $20,000 in 20,000 separate numbered segments for $1 each

In 2001 Bill Drummond takes the ever-dimishing artwork on tour, delivers a lecture and sells the segments direct to the public. The public duly register their email address upon purchase. After the last segment is sold, Bill Drummond will take the $20,000, attempt the walk again and will bury the money in the centre of the stone circle depicted in the photograph by Richard Long. Bill Drummond will take a photo of this, mount it in a frame and hang it on his bedroom wall.Bill Drummond will then notify all owners of the segments by email and the job will be considered to be done.

In 2010 Bill Drummond updates the book 'How To Be An Artist' doubling its length but halving its size. It is retitled '$20,000'

In 2011 Bill Drummond agrees to allow Alimentation to sell the segments for the equivalent of $1 each - but Alimentation have to add a cost for the administration and registration.

The segment measures approximately  10mm  x  4mm  it is selected at random, mounted onto a colour card certificate signed by Bill Drummond and posted out to the purchaser in a normal envelope. Your email address will be registered and you will be notified after all 20,000 segments are sold.

Each segment will cost £5 (or equivalent) each from Alimentation

Should more than 10 segments be purchased: please contact us for bulk discount details

Segments are still available for $1 each only if they are bought direct from Bill Drummond at an event centered around the book '$20,000'

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