Raymond Hains has always questioned the role of the artist and what constitutes a final product, not only 'tricking' the viewer but also subverting the context. The artist is perhaps better known for his Nouveau Realist 'décollage' art first exhibited in New York in the now legendary Museum of Modern Art show 'The Art of Assemblage'. The 'Saffa' (Super Matchbook) presented for sale here is from his Sita and Saffa series from the mid-1960's. It was inspired by the appropriated initials of the French and Italian state owned tobacco companies, Pop artists, namely Claes Oldenburg, and the Duchampian ideas of re-assigning of found objects such as the Fountain signed 'R. Mutt' and the alter ego Rrose Sélavy.