Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Buy Some Art, Get A Happy Meal

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A New York-based artist is merging fast food and art to make his gallery show a delicious experience.

For Taqueria Pendejo – an art installation at New York’s Orchard Street Art Gallery – artist Abe Lincoln Jr. is selling his cartoonish paintings, digital prints and T- shirts in Happy Meal-like boxes filled with stickers and other goodies, called “Super Pendejo Meals.”

Lincoln says the fast food concept for the show stems from the fake Taqueria Pendejo menus he often passes out around town featuring dishes with quirky Spanish names like chocha pescado – which roughly translates to “fishy vagina” – and pico de culo, or “butt salsa.”

Though the menu items may not sound appetizing, Lincoln wants his show to be a delicious experience.

Case in point: On opening night, Lincoln and friends dressed up in special Taqueria Pendejo uniforms – “not the polyester McDonald’s outfits” – to serve up beer and tacos with the art.

Lincoln admits the taco promotion is over, but if someone buys a piece of art, he promises, “I’ll come and buy you a taco.”

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