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This artwork is made from 7000 ecstasy pills and will cost you £1 million

It's going on show in London before the end of the month

  • Dave Turner
  • 21 September 2017

Remember Chemical X, the artist that makes vibrant pieces of art made out of ecstasy pills? He's back with something costing a lot of money.

The Spirit of Ecstasy is his latest piece - containing 7,000 pills - and is valued at £1 million. The exhibit features a silicone and fibreglass figure, whom many are saying looks remarkably similar to Cara Delevingne (compare the tattoos), suspended in a window of pills.

Made from a digital scan of the real-life model's body, the figure was created with the help of digital artist Schoony, as reported by the Evening Standard. The hands and feet were "cast from real life and the eyebrows inserted strand by strand."

Chemical X is keeping the model's identity quiet, but has confirmed that the muse is a "British model and actress who is a fan of Chemical X’s and already collects his work”.

Ahead of a London exhibition showing the piece, Chemical X said: “My work is about potential suspended in an everlasting moment, allowing the viewer to see what has been, what is and what could be — all in the same instant.”

Once sold, a cut of the sale will go to drug safety organisation The Loop. The location and date of the exhibition have yet to be announced.

Check out The Spirit of Ecstasy in the gallery above.

For more like this, check out the guy who makes giant stone sculptures of pills and our round-up of the best ecstasy art.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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