Art Masterpieces Recreated With Meat

 

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While looking at sausage, most people only see sausage– mouth watering deliciousness; Karsten Wegener, however, sees a work of art by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, or Vincent Van Gogh. Each playful photograph translates a meaty culinary treat into a classic contemporary masterpiece, acknowledging the food’s curvacious qualities and raising the bar for its standard of use.

As Anthony Bourdain says, “Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” The same thing goes for artworks we admire and aspire to create.

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Christo’s Massive 300 Foot Tall ‘Sculpture’

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Legendary artist Christo‘s newest project, Big Air Project, is more than just big.  Even ‘huge’ would be an understatement.  At nearly 300 feet tall Big Air Package could possibly be the largest indoor work of art ever.  Housed in a venue that was once a gas holder, the project is exactly as its title describes it.  Big Air Package is a massive inflated cylinder with no hard underlying structure – a giant balloon.  The project’s press release explains how it functions:

“Two air fans creating a constant pressure of 27 pascal (0.27 millibar) keep the package upright. Airlocks allow visitors to enter the package. Illuminated through the skylights of the Gasometer and 60 additional projectors, the work of art creates a diffuse light throughout the interior.”  [via]

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William Latta

William Latta’s sculptures remind me of Christo’s wrapped sculptures if Christo had a good sense of humor and clever titles for his work.

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