Behold… THE DeMAMP-WICH
It’s finally here—
To make the official sandwich of Adam DeMamp, combine these ingredients in classic sandwich formation—
- Texas Toast (or in a pinch, any bread toasted and sliced as big as Texas)
- Prosciutto (handful)
- Provolone Cheese (to taste)
- Pulled Pork (as available)
- Pickled Spicy Peppers (four P’s that please)
- Spicy Brown Mustard
There it is. No veggies clogging the way. No lettuce filling the arteries. Just the meat and potatoes (NOTE: no potatoes are in the sandwich) of an All American Meal.
The sandwich built for a DeMampwich. They’ll serve it on trays at my funeral. Maybe they’ll do the same at your funeral, or the funeral of a close friend.
I think this is just the type of food that’ll change the world. That is, until I announce DeMampwich II.
The art: Matt Johnson, Breadface, 2004. The work is made of cast plastic and oil paint.
The news: This week NPR’s Fresh Air is featuring a week of programs on food. Food is one of Western art’s classic subjects, so MAN will feature a special food post each day. Today: Slices of bread. Think of them as post-war American art’s take on the classic, food-packed Dutch or French still-life. For more on the subject — and some of the artworks featured here today, see this post on Modern Art Notes and a smart response from Kriston Capps.
The source: Hammer Museum, which featured Breadface in the 2005 exhibition “Thing: New Sculptures from Los Angeles.” The show was curated by James Elaine, Aimee Chang and Christopher Miles.
Note: An apparent, er, cousin of Breadface appeared in a Nissan commercial the year after the work was on view at the Hammer…
My buddy Goons just sent me this, and as he expected, I’m PISSED. I was the king of the sandwich-rip apart face-maker since 2nd grade, and now this guy is calling it ART?!?!
Respect the classics, bro. Know where you came from. I’m bread-face sandwich KING. If this is sold, I think it’s fair I get at least 51%. On PRINCIPLE ALONE.