Art: Plastic Advertisements

Advertisement for Mennen's talcum powder: the statue of a small baby, squatting, pudgy and cheerful of countenance; toes curled; in marble, with pedestal de- scription.

Advertisement for Listerine shaving soap: bearded bust, staring with curiosity and disapproval upward, into an imaginary mirror.

Advertisement for Marlboro cigarets: statue of a tall, bronzed woman, smoking a Marlboro; at her left, a man stands with a cigaret of similar brand drooping between his fingers; in the day time, smoke, from an invisible source, curls from the mouths of both figures; by night, the ends of their...

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