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August 03, 2008

The Toaster

photo of The Toaster

A friend pointed me to this great art exhibit from a few years ago called The Toaster. It's a giant (3 yard wide) mural of a piece of toast, made from 2,500 pieces of actual toast.

It took days for artists Ingrid Falk and Gustavo Aguerre to crank out the pieces of toast in every shade from off-white to charcoal black.

The self-referential concept of an image made out of the thing being represented (that is, a picture of toast being made out of toast) really appeals to me. I can't think of another example of this anywhere in art. That surely can't be right, can it? If you can think of one, post a comment, or just shoot me an email at chris-at-spurgeonworld-dot-com.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at August 3, 2008 10:01 AM

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