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Marina Abramovic's Chocolate Lips

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 04:20 PM

WNYC

Just when you thought the Marina Abramovic spectacle at the Museum of Modern Art couldn't get any kookier, you get a press release in your inbox announcing a cast of the artist's lips made of pure dark chocolate -- and embellished with a lipstick of edible gold.

The dessert will be part of a dinner celebration this evening that will herald the completion of Abramovic's marathon 700-hour staring session in the MoMA atrium. Also on the menu: a 'Gold Ball' (see below), crafted from almonds, black pepper, pink pepper, coriander and honey. The dessert, produced in collaboration with the pastry gurus at Sant Ambroeus and the food-as-art organization Kreemart, comes from a recipe that Abramovic picked up at a Tibetan monastery. (These are generally consumed after long periods of fasting and seclusion.)

All I've got to say is: I want to see these babies in the MoMA gift store. Stat.

Sant Ambroeus
Abramovic's 'Gold Ball,' made from almonds, black pepper, pink pepper, coriander and honey -- and dipped in edible 24K gold leaf.

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Carolina A. Miranda is a regular contributor to WNYC and blogs about the arts for the station as "Gallerina." In addition to that, she contributes articles on culture, travel and the arts to a variety of national and regional media, including Time, ArtNews, Travel + Leisure and Budget Travel and Florida Travel + Life. She has reported on the burgeoning industry of skatepark design, architectural pedagogy in Southern California, the presence of street art in museums and Lima's burgeoning food scene, among many other subjects. In 2008, she was named one of eight fellows in the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program for her arts and architecture blog C-Monster.net, which has received mentions in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. In January of 2010, the Times named her one of nine people to follow on Twitter. Got a tip? E-mail her at c [@] c-monster [dot] net

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