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Jesús Bubu Negrón- Cigarette Butt (Colillón)
Jesús Bubu Negrón- Cigarette Butt (Colillón)
Cigarettes, tobacco and paper
12" x 8" x 8"


"Colillón" or "colillones" (cigarette butts) are one of Bubu's career masterpieces. For the creation of each piece, he handpicks used cigarettes in different parts of his native Puerto Rico, making us think about the behavior of locals towards nature and the city surroundings.

This particular piece is very important for two things; its big (rare, he also made smaller versions) and its from 2005, the year he started doing them.

In 2018 the piece was chosen to be part of Contemporánea, Nuevos Coleccionistas en Puerto Rico at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan.