Beijing artist auctions jar of fresh Provencal air for $860 in smog-ridden China (11)

Japan Times 2014.04.10 15:43
AP BEIJING - Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late last month, and fetched 5,250 yuan ($860). "Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any
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