bachor, contemporary ancient mosaics, Chicago

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Sugar Smacks

Sugar Smacks

$2,200.00Price
18” x 24” 
2014
Marble and Smalti

The fifth installment of the ”Jentaculum” series is based on a cereal I ran across a few times while researching this series. It took awhile for it to sink in how awesome this 1969 box of Sugar Smacks really is. While this cereal is a little more mainstream of a brand than I prefer for the series, the endorsement of Spock takes it over the top for me. One of the more interesting things going on in this piece is the background – it’s based on a fresco discovered in the “House of the Golden Bracelet” in Pompeii. Those heads you see dangling at the top of the piece are actually theater masks that Pompeians used to decorate their gardens – possibly to ward
off birds.