'Danger Book', Cai Guo-Qiang

'Danger Book', Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957)
'Danger Book: Suicide Fireworks'
2008
Published by Ivory Press, 2006
Private Collection
Photo © Tatsumi Masatoshi
Courtesy Ivory Press

Volume of drawings made with flammable and adhesive substances, with gunpowder encased in each of the leaves. One of an edition of 9 unique works published by Ivory Press, London.

The artist's proof of Cai Guo Qiang's 'Danger Book: Suicide Fireworks' was set alight by the artist in November 2007. This one of a series of volumes of drawings made with flammable and adhesive substances, with gunpowder encased in each of the leaves. The embers of the prototype are on display in Blood on Paper.