Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Henry Moore Potato

Imagine my suprise and delight last night as I opened a bag of baking potatoes and discovered that one of them had grown itself into a tuberistic homage to Henry Moore.




Above, Potato; and below, a Henry Moore






If anybody else has any pictures of vegetables shaped like famous artworks, monuments etc, do send them in. It will be like an upmarket version of "That's Life".

12 comments:

worm said...

I have an old lump of stilton in the fridge that looks a bit like the Lucien Freud painting of Leigh Bowery. Do I win a prize?

Gaw said...

Potatoes are indeed very Moore-ish.

Brit said...

For shame, Gaw, for shame.

Try the Turner, Worm.

zmkc said...

Upmarket, you think?

Willard said...

I was laughing as soon as I saw the picture and title in my list of blogs to read. Why has nobody spotted this before? Tempted to say it has more 'eyes' than a Moore sculpture.

Brit said...

What do you think of 'tuberism' as a new art movement?

worm said...

post-modern tuberism = a packet of Smash

jonathan law said...

All this talk of root vegetables and fine arts can't help but remind me of this.

Probably, it shouldn't be funny but there's a kind of inspired idiocy in the details. (Why is Ian Osenthroat a funny name and why is "former photocopier salesman" perfect? Why does Minstrel Cycle make me laugh?)

malty said...

New gallery...The Spud Modern

worm said...

isn't it the 'Tato Modern?

Gaw said...

With its Director Sir Nicholas Potata

malty said...

Gerhard Fritter tried his hand at sculpture, didn't last, kept losing the peeler.