the word Irony comes from the Greek είρωνεία. You all know that irony means “the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning”.

Once, in the local pantapoleio (supermarket), I saw this pack of cigars and bought it because of its multifaceted irony in two languages. The Greek says “Smoking can kill” and the type of cigar is “Invincible”. Invincible for whom? King Edward is long gone (1910). I suppose if you replace the portrait of King Edward with the Grim Reaper irony goes out the window.

The piece is simply framed in black. Should I offer it at the auction on Saturday? Starting price €30 ?


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