Fancy Bomb by Brett Angell


Boston-based artist Brett Angell creates surrealistic collages within intricately reworked cigarette boxes. These artworks are part of a daily practice he started almost 20 years ago, in which he makes one box a day. Over the years, he has crafted nearly 900 unique cigarette boxes. The idea to use cigarette boxes as vessels for his collages came out of an interest in work that is domestically scaled and intimate, especially work that gets viewers to do a double take.

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Brett Angell is a Boston area-based artist who has lived on the East Coast for the last fifteen years. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Wisconsin. While he started his career focusing on painting, Angell has dedicated the past few years to developing and innovating his approach to collage work. Angell has worked in art museums for his entire adult life and this special access to museum collections has influenced his body of work. Earlier this year, Angell was in the group exhibition Little Windows at Praise Shadows Art Gallery.

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Weight 0.13 lbs
Dimensions 2.1875 × 0.875 × 4 in