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US artist to sell Swedish sweat to tourists

Published: 02 Sep 2012 14:29 GMT+02:00
Updated: 02 Sep 2012 14:29 GMT+02:00

New York native Daniel Peltz has hatched a plan to collect the sweat of Swedish glass-blowers and sell it as a perfume to tourists visiting his adoptive home, according to a report in the local Norrköpings Tidning daily.

"It is sweat which I have refined in a secret recipe," the New Yorker turned Sweden summer resident told the newspaper.

Peltz has noted that tourists are happy to spend their hard-earned cash on Swedish glass and hopes that they will also want to splash out on splashing on a little sweat-induced perfume.

"The glass-blower's sweat and work is something that tourists appreciate when they come here and look. So for me there isn't such a huge difference in selling the glass-blower's sweat and the finished glass," he said.

The project is not a pure commercial enterprise - Daniel Peltz is a conceptual artist in residence at the Rejmyre Art LAB in eastern Sweden.

He came up with the project when he noted that every glass work produced at the local Rejmyre glass works contained a little sweat from its creator.

The sweaty fragrance is the result of a cooperation with the local glass-blowers, who were happy to provide a slightly unorthodox fruit of their labours.

"Very different. We normally strive after perfection, now it was about the process," said Elin Jonsson at Rejmyre glass works to the newspaper.

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Your comments about this article

03:42 September 3, 2012 by Bushyblondehead
Ha ha, rather have a scrap of wood from the Dragon Harold Fairhair Viking ship!
07:25 September 3, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
Disgusting. Good luck with that business plan~
09:25 September 3, 2012 by Grokh
with the abnormal amount of perfume people use here they probably sweat perfume.
09:54 September 3, 2012 by markusd
If he's smart, he'll expand his product line into pee and spit. That's what tourists really want .
16:53 September 3, 2012 by Nvd
Sweatfume.
19:28 September 3, 2012 by Eric1
Sweat is rare in Sweden, it's so damn cold all the time.
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