Friday, April 27, 2007


Advertisers often cling to art to give their products added seriousness. A current Cadbury’s television advertisement has chocolate kids running through a chocolate art gallery complete with chocolate sculpture and a chocolate Mona Lisa. In the real art world chocolate sculpture is not such a sweet deal. When artist Cosimo Cavallaro created a life sized chocolate figure of Christ and tried to exhibit it in a downtown New York gallery over Easter, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights pressured the landlord. The exhibition was closed down.
Image: Cosimo Cavallaro's Sweet Jesus