Who knew you could do so much with lipstick!
A 330 pound sculpture now sits in the Palais de Tokyo museum, and it’s made of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture No. 1 lipstick!
The vivid piece, entitled 1M3 de beaute, or one cubic meter of beauty, was made by artist Fabrice Hyber as a part of his Raw Materials exhibition.
He eloquently explained his choice to use the lipstick, saying:
"It’s a material that is very supple, lipstick, especially in a large quantity. The material permanently moves. It is a work that is never finished, which is always evolving. It’s a living oeuvre… It needed to be a red that is very vivid, very present."
He also chose to go with YSL because the piece is ambiguous, like many of the designs from the label.
We wondered how many lipsticks were in the cube and figured out that there are roughly 30,360! And at $32 a tube, that equals $971,520!
But this isn’t this first time he’s done this type of work. In 1981, Hyber made 1M2, which is also covered in lipstick and hangs on a wall in the museum as well!
Who knew that cosmetics could be used for such a bigger purpose! Ha!
[Image via Palais de Tokyo.]
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