Undertoad Monday Jun 7 11:38 AM
6/7/2004: Ham art
Rue Pascal Monday Jun 7 11:57 AM
If you look to the left of the "artist", out the window, it look like it is written "u are mad"... :p
jaguar Monday Jun 7 11:59 AM
bet they're going to be lining up to see that in a week.
jojomonkeygirl Monday Jun 7 12:23 PM
I've had more meat than that in my bed before
glatt Monday Jun 7 12:25 PM
Would any one of you pay money for this bozo's art?
jinx Monday Jun 7 12:29 PM
No way.... too high in nitrates.
SteveDallas Monday Jun 7 12:36 PM
I just can't think about anything except the spoilage factor!
CharlieG Monday Jun 7 12:42 PM
What an idiot - Ham is _NOT_ "all kinds of parts, boiled and pressed together" - ham is from the - gosh- HAM of the pig
perth Monday Jun 7 12:43 PM
jaguar Monday Jun 7 12:49 PM
hot_pastrami Monday Jun 7 12:52 PM
Hey, at least it's Atkins-friendly.
glatt Monday Jun 7 12:53 PM
Re: 6/7/2004: Ham art
Well, Undetoad is the one who called it "ham." The artist may have been using the cheap ham loaf stuff which is sold as "ham" in many delis (my local Safeway included) and consists of "all kinds of parts, boiled and pressed together."
chrisinhouston Monday Jun 7 01:41 PM
see the website
With a name like Cosimo Cavallaro he should have been using imported prosciutto! And what is a mere $2.99/ lb if the NEA was funding it?
warch Monday Jun 7 02:08 PM
Everyone knows Pastrami is the most sensuous of the smoked meats.
Elspode Monday Jun 7 02:09 PM
Pork...the other art meat...
xoxoxoBruce Monday Jun 7 02:13 PM
Well, I do like his "kidde-ride".
melidasaur Monday Jun 7 03:17 PM
Definitely Atkins-friendly, but not Kosher!
jdbutler Monday Jun 7 03:22 PM
And that's only the remnants of his foreskin!
hot_pastrami Monday Jun 7 03:58 PM
lumberjim Monday Jun 7 04:30 PM
i keep trying to say something funny about that, HP, but......this new program you "recomended" doesn't seem to want to let me say anyhing rude about you. how's it do that?
hot_pastrami Monday Jun 7 04:58 PM
Guess Monday Jun 7 08:46 PM
wow what a waste of meat! there are starving people in China who could live off that meat for months! and the poor bedsheets...
melidasaur Monday Jun 7 09:06 PM
poohbearbeth Monday Jun 7 09:16 PM
Looks like a Rabbi, blessing the unkosher corned beef
chrisinhouston Saturday Mar 31 07:47 AM
He's back in the news!
Sheldonrs Saturday Mar 31 10:48 AM
I don't get it. When you go to church they make you eat the body of Christ and drink his blood. Why can't they let it taste good once in a while?
elSicomoro Saturday Mar 31 11:15 AM
That makes me wonder...when Catholics eat the body of Christ, what part are they eating? I went through all that for years, and I don't like organ meats.
Sheldonrs Saturday Mar 31 01:04 PM
elSicomoro Saturday Mar 31 01:09 PM
Damnit...another ham-fisted thread.
chrisinhouston Saturday Mar 31 03:12 PM
Here is a better image of his sculpture from his website
Kagen4o4 Saturday Mar 31 10:42 PM
how the fuck do people like that make a living.
WabUfvot5 Saturday Mar 31 11:06 PM
They only make a living because of the controversy. So quick, do something strange and controversial that can be considered art
elSicomoro Sunday Apr 1 12:48 AM
I submit this.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Apr 1 01:14 PM
Sundae Monday Apr 2 05:30 AM
I think it's rather beautiful and not disrespectful at all.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Apr 2 04:00 PM
Not nudity alone. Piss poor art, timed and fully intended annoy and create controversy. They got their wish, just didn't profit from it..... at least directly.
kerosene Tuesday Apr 10 09:40 PM
I wonder if he used cheap chocolate or good kind?
bluecuracao Tuesday Apr 10 09:56 PM
It's a cool sculpture--too bad the show was cancelled. I don't blame the gallery director for being so pissed off.
Sundae Monday Apr 16 11:31 AM
I still don't really understand it. Can I offer the following amendments to see if it would still cause offense?
Hime Monday Apr 16 11:51 AM
Apparently the chocolate Jesus was supposed to be a critique about the commercialization of Easter -- that for most Americans it's more about eating chocolate eggs/bunnies than about the actual events that the holiday commemorates.
adayofliberation Monday May 14 03:35 PM
xoxoxoBruce Monday May 14 04:17 PM
PillowLover Sunday Nov 11 03:38 AM
Looking at this work of art as compared to another of his works of art, I can say the use of ham (meat) is much tamer than coating the bed with cheddar cheese or maybe even melted chocolate.
PillowLover Sunday Nov 11 04:09 AM
I think another way Cosimo Cavallaro could have done this artistic treatment of the ham-bed thing, would be to have him set up the bed (with feather pillows and a down comforter) in the middle of an open field, then add his sliced ham to stack it all over the bed. When he had all that ham added, then set the bed on fire as he did with the burning piano. He could have then called the performance "Toasted Ham Bed."
DanaC Sunday Nov 11 08:47 AM
Well hello PillowLover....you seem to have given this an awful lot of thought :P
PillowLover Sunday Nov 11 05:02 PM
I guess I love to take some of the ideas of the artist who has already set up the "Ham Bed" and combine the media and treatments in ways the artist has not conceived of. That is why, I suggest the combination of the ham slices, with cheese ("Cheese House" & "Cheese Room"). And since I love to see bedding and pillows messed up ("Pillows") I have suggested combining the three methods.
The natural outcome of those combinations would be the bed with several layers of feather-down pillows that have been arranged in rows where the pillows are stood on edge. I would recommend at least three rows of Feather-down pillows with two feather-down pillows in each row. The bed would be more complete if one or two down comforters were spread on the bed and folded back just short of touching the pillows.
At this point, I would pour a layer of melted cheese (or possibly start with chocolate syrup) all over the bed where it would coat the feather-down pillows and down comforters. Probably only an eighth of an inch of cheese (or chocolate syrup) covering the bed, feather-down pillows and down comforters.
Next I would love to see a layer of some other food, like thin sliced pepperoni or other sausage. The final layer of food could be melted cheddar cheese (or chocolate syrup) spread thinly all over the bed.
At this point, the bed could be left outdoors for a couple of months to make sure all the cheese and chocolate syrup have saturated the feather-down pillows and down comforters on the bed.
Finally, as per Burning Piano, the bed that has been coated with several layers of foods could now be set on fire and many pictures from many different distances, angles and elevations would be taken, (Maybe even have a video made) that would show the consumption of the bed and all those foods by the fire.
Since there is a possibility that the bed and bedding may have become wet with rain during the period the bed is left outside, a flammable substance such as gasoline or alcohol may need to be liberally poured on the bed to promote the burning of the mattress, feather-down pillows, down comforters and all the food substances that have been put on the bed.
I would recommend a gallon of flammable liquid be poured in the space between each of the rows of feather-down pillows and two or three more gallons of flammable liquid poured between the mattress and the down comforters on the bed.
Another method would be to not use the various food substances mentioned above, but instead, set up the bed in an open arena. The bed would consist of a mattress on the bed frame. Be sure to photograph the process of setting up the bed so everybody will know what materials were used to make the bed. Again, I would arrange three or four rows of feather-down pillows stood on end (two feather-down pillows in each row. Next, two or maybe even four down comforters could be arranged on the bed with the down comforters folded where they just touch the feather-down pillows.
Now that the bed has been set up with all the feather-down pillows and whatever number of down comforters we decide to use, I would recommend the use of a shotgun or a semi-automatic rifle to shoot a lot of holes in the feather-down pillows and the down comforters. Keep shooting at those feather-down pillows and the down comforters until clumps of feathers come out of the feather-down pillows and the down comforters.
IF necessary, a flammable substance could be poured between the rows of feather-down pillows and underneath the down comforters on the bed. A whole series of web cameras could be set up around the bed, and then the bed set afire. I would love to see the progress of the fire as the fire consumes the down comforters, the feather-down pillows and the mattress and bed frame.
Crimson Ghost Sunday Nov 11 05:21 PM
After reading that, I think PillowLover shall fit in here just fine.
ViennaWaits Sunday Nov 11 07:32 PM
I'm disturbed by the amount of time that must've taken.
ZenGum Monday Nov 12 10:45 AM
Methinks PillowLover should either get a grant or prepare to meet Wolf.