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Curator, critic, and blogger Nicole J. Caruth didn’t attend last week’s food gala at the Brooklyn Museum but she did get in for the after party. During her post-bacchanalia visit she was able to shoot the remains of the food orgy. The images are utterly surreal when juxtaposed against the European paintings in the distance.
She writes, “ … I was looking at piles of cooked rabbits and mangled pig carcasses in the third-floor Beaux-Arts Court. I heard from a few meat lovers on staff that even they found this scene disturbing.”
I think someone at the Brooklyn Museum needs to start circulating a copy of Food, Inc. to the staff.
Visit Flickr for her complete set of images.
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