June 04, 2004

This has inspired me to carve a statue of myself out of chopped liver, to be entitled "What Am I, Chopped Liver?"

A Brooklyn artist (Cosimo Cavallaro) has just covered a bed with 300 pounds of sliced ham.

Sliced ham, Cavallaro said, is "a pure form of America: all kinds of parts, boiled and pressed together."

Despite his training in an Italian art school, he said he had rejected Prosciutto -- "It would have been pompous." He also shelved an idea to do ham and eggs as "too pretentious, too thought out."

Thank goodness he restrained himself from being pretentious. There's also a picture showing the craftsmanship.

Posted by Francis at 03:07 AM

Thank god those 300 pounds of ham didn't go to poor, hungry people.

Posted by: Doug at June 4, 2004 11:28 AM