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July 23, 2009

Everything’s better with butter

Filed under: Uncategorized — corona @ 18:12

I know there have been a few artists such as Matthew Barney and Janine Antoni who have used alternative, common household substances for their sculptures. There’s been petroleum jelly, lipstick, chocolate….but few have had the same impact, and controversy,  as the butter sculptures of the good ol’ American state fairs!

This year a Michael Jackson tribute in butter was rejected by the Iowa State Fair. Apparently fairgoers were outraged at the possibility of a King of Pop effigy made from their favorite medium. 100,000 votes were cast and MJ’s  inclusion was shot down in a 65% to 35% margin. Or should it be margarine?

Sweet and creamy butter sculptures:

Images found via Google Image Search



  1. Whoa. I’ve seen ice and sand sculptures… but this takes the cake. Get it? CAKE!

    Comment by norulesnoshame — July 23, 2009 @ 18:52

  2. I can’t believe its not MJ…

    Comment by Dugaldo — July 24, 2009 @ 04:08

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