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August 29, 2011

Giant Toast Portraits of the Beatles

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From Flavorwire:

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"Mixed media artist Henry Hargreaves has taken the next step and immortalized the group in food — until they get eaten. Hargreaves created these enormous portraits of John, Paul, Ringo and George entirely out of [slices of Wonder] bread, all toasted to varying degrees, as part of his ongoing series 'Toasted.'"

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Though no dimensions for the portraits appear on the artist's site nor anywhere else I could find, you can make a rough estimate: each is 31 slices on a side; a slice of Wonder Bread is about 4.5" on a side; 4.5" x 31 = 139.5" = 11 feet 7.5 inches on a side for each portrait — and that's not counting the spaces between slices.

It would be nice to see someone standing in front of one of the portraits to give a better sense of their scale.

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Bread toasted by Angela Barrow and Osvaldo Ponton.

[via Lost At E Minor and Feature Shoot]

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They're Brits. They like their toast dry and cold.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 29, 2011 12:28:01 PM

"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and myself and I hoped we passed the audition."

Posted by: Joe Peach | Aug 29, 2011 11:01:05 AM

This cries out for an accompanying set of portraits done with cockroaches. There should be plenty.

Posted by: Flautist | Aug 29, 2011 10:09:32 AM

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