If the new standard of originality in the arts is based on how cleverly you appropriate and reinvent images and ideas from other well known sources, then LA based pop art sculptor known as Desire Obtain Cherish (real name Jonathan Paul) is a genius. We Are Known By The Company We Keep is his new solo show at Unix Gallery, and it is a mind blower.
When I was in San Francisco for Barmitzvahpalooza back in February, we dined one evening at restaurant where they served a dessert topped with something called Bacon Brittle. You can’t even imagine how delicious this stuff was: all maple and bacon candy goodness. Yum Central. Now you can recreate the joyous taste of Bacon Brittle from fine San Francisco restaurants without ever having to leave your home, in the form of Baconpops, which I discovered on the Internet just this morning! According to the site, “Each pop is handmade with Vermont maple and honest to goodness real, Organic Thick Cut Hearty Bacon. We make each batch to order, because when it comes to Bacon, there’s a certain amount of awe and reverence one must include when creating a confection worthy of Bacon lovers worldwide. Baconpops aren’t mass-produced, they’re made by Bacon enthusiasts!” Sounds good to me! Baconpops can be ordered in bulk directly from the website, or individually from Lollyphile at This Link.