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   Undertoad  Tuesday Dec 21 11:11 AM

12/21/2004: Bread sculpture



The IotD never misses an opportunity to highlight art made of food. From the full story:

The work, simply called Bed, was made from 8,000 slices from which the sculptor, Antony Gormley, carefully ate away his own imprint. The result is the size of a normal double bed, with two hollow human shapes.



Beestie  Tuesday Dec 21 11:55 AM

If anyone other than the Emperor had worn the Emperor's new clothes no one would have deluded themselves.

But, I'll say this for the guy - the haircut/glasses/black shirt and intellectually assertive pose really work together to create a certain [insert French word frequently uttered at cocktail parties here] which does have the effect of making me want to stroke my goatee and quietly nod as opposed to thinking that if he filled one impression with Skippy and the other with Smuckers that it would make a nice centerpeice at Wonderbread's annual shareholder's meeting.



Elspode  Tuesday Dec 21 01:07 PM

Looks like some of the bread is already getting pretty moldy. This pile of crap is going to smell pretty bad soon.

Oh, and (obligatory high-thinking, hoity-toity aesthetic comment in English)!



sniglet  Tuesday Dec 21 01:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beestie
If anyone other than the Emperor had worn the Emperor's new clothes no one would have deluded themselves.

But, I'll say this for the guy - the haircut/glasses/black shirt and intellectually assertive pose really work together to create a certain [insert French word frequently uttered at cocktail parties here] which does have the effect of making me want to stroke my goatee and quietly nod
That would be a certain {Dr. Evil}I don't know what.{/Dr. Evil}


LabRat  Tuesday Dec 21 01:19 PM

what, no atkin's jokes?



Beestie  Tuesday Dec 21 01:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sniglet
That would be a certain {Dr. Evil}I don't know what.{/Dr. Evil}
That would be the pinkie upstended (I just made that word up) to the bottom corner of my upper lip with one eyebrow raised and the other scrunched. Which I have been known to do from time to time...

Bruhaha
Bruhahahaha
Bru-hahaha-hahaha-hahaha




Beestie  Tuesday Dec 21 01:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat
what, no atkin's jokes?
Ok, Ok. A fat guy walks into an art gallery...[Lumberjim, help me out here...]


Dotster  Tuesday Dec 21 02:21 PM

bread sculpture

This is Mr Gormley's contribution to the North East of England where I live.

It is sited right next to the motorway and is known locally as the Gateshead flasher though I cannot think why

http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/angel/pics2.htm



wolf  Tuesday Dec 21 02:27 PM

I suppose in the right light it looks like a gent holding his trench coat open to reveal his shortcomings.

Public art projects like that typically annoy me.

I didn't realize the Brits had that problem too.

(the last such thing I actually thought was cool was Picasso's monkey in Chicago, but then, hey, it's Picasso)



capnhowdy  Tuesday Dec 21 06:20 PM

One great thing about this "work of Art" (heehee), You would never get kicked out of bed for eating crackers............



lumberjim  Tuesday Dec 21 08:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beestie
Ok, Ok. A fat guy walks into an art gallery...[Lumberjim, help me out here...]
are you calling me fat?!


lumberjim  Tuesday Dec 21 08:55 PM

uhm.....not only did he eat his wife out in bed, he ate himself out?



footfootfoot  Tuesday Dec 21 09:17 PM

This guy has nothing on Janine Antoni: http://www.artnet.com/magazine/news/...ews11-14-8.asp
http://www.risd.edu/about_profiles.c..._profile_2.cfm

Also, I am sure I've eaten enough bread to qualify as a bread sculpture myself.



richlevy  Tuesday Dec 21 09:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad


The IotD never misses an opportunity to highlight art made of food. From the full story:

The work, simply called Bed, was made from 8,000 slices from which the sculptor, Antony Gormley, carefully ate away his own imprint. The result is the size of a normal double bed, with two hollow human shapes.
He looks like he could get work with Dieter at Sprockets.



mrnoodle  Tuesday Dec 21 10:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim
uhm.....not only did he eat his wife out in bed, he ate himself out?



Sperlock  Tuesday Dec 21 10:42 PM

It probably cost him a lot of dough to make.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Dec 21 11:12 PM

Art? Gormley eats it.



wolf  Wednesday Dec 22 01:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot
This guy has nothing on Janine Antoni: http://www.artnet.com/magazine/news/...ews11-14-8.asp
I suppose that what makes that qualify as art is that she didn't eat the whole block of chocolate.

The title says "gnawed", which does imply that it was not actually eaten.

I wonder if there is a second installation called "spat".

I didn't read through her stuff enough to see if there were any photographs of the artist, but if she's typical of the art-y set, she's anorexic, so even if she did actually eat the chocolate, I expected she puked it up later.


Cyber Wolf  Wednesday Dec 22 08:07 AM

And that chocolate lump has a $22,000 price on it. That better be the GOOD chocolate and not a remelted chunk of miscellaneous Hershey's.

I want to see an art exhibit done with soup. Not the soup cans, but the soup itself. Call it "Hearty".



jinx  Wednesday Dec 22 10:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf

I didn't read through her stuff enough to see if there were any photographs of the artist, but if she's typical of the art-y set, she's anorexic, so even if she did actually eat the chocolate, I expected she puked it up later.
Here she is...





LabRat  Wednesday Dec 22 10:25 AM

the chocolate lump might be cool if it actually looked like something... an animal or flower, or ass (where it all ends up eventually anyway )



jinx  Wednesday Dec 22 11:25 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat
the chocolate lump might be cool if it actually looked like something... an animal or flower, or ass (where it all ends up eventually anyway )
http://www.artcritical.com/DavidCohen/SUN17.htm

Quote:
Ms. Antoni's classic piece in this genre, "Gnaw" (1992), entailed performances in which she would chew away a gargantuan block of chocolate to reveal a (pre-prepared) statue of herself or, in corresponding fashion, model herself out of soap. Her aesthetic has always entailed an element of the endurance test. To witness, or know about, the physical suffering or tedium to which the maker has subjected herself became integral to the appreciation of the work.

The problem is that if you just chance upon the humdrum academic statue of a young woman in brown material without knowing (a) that it's chocolate and (b) that a suffering, post-feminist, shaman chocoholic body artist ruined her teeth to sculpt it for you, you may think it's just an academic statue.



milkfish  Saturday Mar 25 11:31 AM

Boring! He should have used caviar. Or Velveeta. Now that would have been Art.



Trilby  Saturday Mar 25 03:28 PM

Another sign of the impending, unavoidable Apocalypse: Someone just used 'Velveeta' and 'Art' in proximity. Wake up, America!



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Mar 25 05:53 PM

HTML Code:
impending, unavoidable Apocalypse
HTML Code:
Wake up, America
Wake up and what, party? If it's unavoidable, i.e. you can't prevent it, then why worry about it? Go with the flow.


Kagen4o4  Saturday Mar 25 06:04 PM

hmmm. youve all gone from some guy eating too much bed to the apocalypse. im tired, im going back to bread



milkfish  Saturday Mar 25 10:01 PM

Of course Velveeta is Art. It is a radical statement about the commodification of food, made to resemble actual food. Che could have told you that.



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