Sometimes, it takes an artist to perfectly make a point. Liang Kegang lives in Beijing, and after a trip to the south of France he returned with something precious – a jar of clean Provence mountain air.
To drive his point home, he auctioned the jar before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors and was paid 5,250 yuan ( $845) for it.
“Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar,” Liang said in an interview. “This is my way to question China’s foul air and express my dissatisfaction.”