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museumuesum:

Ed Ruscha

Chocolate Room, 1970
Chocolate on paper, 256 sheets, each: 27 1/2 x 17 7/8 in.; installation dimensions variable
For its debut at the 35th Venice Biennale in Italy, Chocolate Room originally consisted of 360 shingle-like sheets of paper silk-screened with chocolate and applied to the interior walls of the gallery space. Edward Ruscha was just starting to work with organic materials in his prints, using such unconventional substances as blood, gunpowder, or cherry juice instead of traditional inks. During the summer of 1970, curator Henry Hopkins invited Ruscha and several other artists to make a work for the American Pavilion as part of a survey of American printmaking with an on-site workshop. Many declined the invitation in protest against the Vietnam War; Ruscha intended to do the same, but eventually reconsidered. When Chocolate Room went on view in Venice, protesters etched anti-war slogans into the rich brown surfaces of Chocolate Room, leaving it to stand as a spontaneous anti-war monument, which Ruscha ultimately considered more effective than non-participation in the Biennale. In the summer heat, the heady smell of chocolate was particularly overwhelming and attracted a swarm of Venetian ants, which ate away at the work. MOCA acquired Chocolate Room in 2003 and silk-screens new chocolate panels each time it is installed.

museumuesum:

Ed Ruscha

Chocolate Room, 1970

Chocolate on paper, 256 sheets, each: 27 1/2 x 17 7/8 in.; installation dimensions variable

For its debut at the 35th Venice Biennale in Italy, Chocolate Room originally consisted of 360 shingle-like sheets of paper silk-screened with chocolate and applied to the interior walls of the gallery space. Edward Ruscha was just starting to work with organic materials in his prints, using such unconventional substances as blood, gunpowder, or cherry juice instead of traditional inks. During the summer of 1970, curator Henry Hopkins invited Ruscha and several other artists to make a work for the American Pavilion as part of a survey of American printmaking with an on-site workshop. Many declined the invitation in protest against the Vietnam War; Ruscha intended to do the same, but eventually reconsidered. When Chocolate Room went on view in Venice, protesters etched anti-war slogans into the rich brown surfaces of Chocolate Room, leaving it to stand as a spontaneous anti-war monument, which Ruscha ultimately considered more effective than non-participation in the Biennale. In the summer heat, the heady smell of chocolate was particularly overwhelming and attracted a swarm of Venetian ants, which ate away at the work. MOCA acquired Chocolate Room in 2003 and silk-screens new chocolate panels each time it is installed.

(via redefinemagazine)

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Edible Anus: Fine Belgian chocolate cast and crafted from a butt

Edible Anus: Fine Belgian chocolate cast and crafted from a butt

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Blake Fall-Conroy:

Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress) (2008-2010)  Custom electronics, change sorter, wood, plexiglas, motor, misc. hardware, pennies. (approx. 15 x 19 x 72 inches)  The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 4.97 seconds, for $7.25 an hour, or NY state minimum wage. If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money. The machine’s mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank, and pennies are stored in a plexiglas box. The MWM can be reprogrammed for different minimum wage’s in different locations.

Blake Fall-Conroy:

Minimum Wage Machine (Work in Progress) (2008-2010)

Custom electronics, change sorter, wood, plexiglas, motor, misc. hardware, pennies.
(approx. 15 x 19 x 72 inches)

The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. Turning the crank will yield one penny every 4.97 seconds, for $7.25 an hour, or NY state minimum wage. If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money. The machine’s mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank, and pennies are stored in a plexiglas box. The MWM can be reprogrammed for different minimum wage’s in different locations.

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modfarm:

This Cat Is a Shepherd
Bodacious is a very special cat. He’s poofy and personable, the camera loves him and oh yeah, he’s a shepherd.

modfarm:

This Cat Is a Shepherd

Bodacious is a very special cat. He’s poofy and personable, the camera loves him and oh yeah, he’s a shepherd.

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Photographs by Ruben Vega (via etoday)

Photographs by Ruben Vega (via etoday)

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Ian Ruhter photographs Yosemite (via supersonicart)

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Fujiko Nakaya’s “Veil” is the first site-specific art project at the Philip Johnson Glass House.

Fujiko Nakaya’s “Veil” is the first site-specific art project at the Philip Johnson Glass House.

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+Pool, a proposed floating pool in New York City’s East River near Brooklyn, will filter about 500,000 gallons of water daily, making it safe to swim in while helping to clean the river.

+Pool, a proposed floating pool in New York City’s East River near Brooklyn, will filter about 500,000 gallons of water daily, making it safe to swim in while helping to clean the river.