Club Humo de Mundo
  • multiple
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • other special feature[s]
  • black-and-white
  • 11.4 x 17.2 cm. (book) ; 11.3 x 17 x 3.7 cm. (cigar box)
  • 23 pp. (book) + cigar box
  • edition size 52
  • signed and numbered

Club Humo de Mundo

Juan Carlos Peirone, Ana Giselle Robaina

Club Humo de Mundo


Multiple and artist's book by Juan Carlos Peirone made in collaboration with Anders Tornberg Gallery in 1995. Includes a wooden cigar box containing a bronze cigar. The artist's book includes a text by Ana Giselle Robaina explaining the project. Copies 1 to 25 were sent to "Honorary Members," "powerful" figures in the international art world the reception of which initiated them into Club Humo de Mundo. That group included Gianni Agnelli, Jean Christophe Ammann, Bruno Bischofberger, Achille Bonito Oliva, Leo Castelli, Fidel Castro, Germano Celant, Anthony d'Offay, Rudi Fuchs, Larry Gagosian, Jorge Glusberg, Robert Hughes, Pontus Hulten (whose copy is now in the collection of the Moderna Musset), Dakis Joannou, Thomas Krens, Kasper König, Peter Ludwig, Thomas McEvilley, Gerado Mosquera, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Nicholas Serota, Reiner Speck, Harald Szeemannk, Kirk Varnedoe, and Michael Werner. Copies 26 to 40 sent the "Members of the Club" including Claes Nordenhake, Lars Miettien, Jan Eveland, Thomas Berman, Pontus Rehn, Martin Schibli, Tom Healy, Michael Vogt, Brooke Alexander, Clay Kenter, Björn Rosander, Michael Hjartsjö, Johan Scott, Björn Olsson, and Christer Oleby. Copies 41 to 50 were reserved for future sale. Artist's book also features a fake one dollar bill belly band. The cigar box has "Humo de Mundo" burned into its lid and "Todo bien" written along its side and is sealed with a real US one dollar bill. Numbered with a sticker on bottom of box.

Condition:  Fine. As issued. Cigar box, which has never been opened and still sealed closed, is numbered 34 on bottom which the artist's book / catalogue lists as having been sent to Brooke Alexander. Book, complete with belly band, is signed in pencil by the artist on dust-jacket flap.
[Object # 36003]