Monday, February 25, 2013
Artist molds face with Chocolate
The opening of the New Museum's "NYC 1993" showed portraits of artists. Janine Antoni sculpted fourteen portraits out of chocolate and soap. The portraits are part of the exhibit called Lick and Lather. The artist has problems with people smelling the soap too closely and biting or licking the chocolate. Antoni was worried about the strength of the soap and chocolate. She crafted the chocolate portraits with the longest shelf life up to 100 years. There is large amounts of wax compared to the fat. The artist wanted to make sure that the chocolate was not completely fake. Chocolate has been used by artists for the last fifty years and hopefully Gibraltar artists will use chocolate.