Chris Jordan 'Skull with Cigarette' 2007

Skull With Cigarette, 2007 [based on a painting by Van Gogh] 72×98″

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Chris Jordan 'Skull with Cigarette' 2007

Chris Jordan 'Skull with Cigarette' 2007

That’s how many cigarette packs artist Chris Jordan used to make his latest work, “Skull with Cigarette.”

It’s also equal to the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking every 6 months.

This piece is part of Jordan’s photographic series entitled Running the Numbers: an American Self-Portrait visually examines the vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.

See his portfolio to look at other stunning statistical visualizations.

[via Direct Infections]