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The Art Was Edible at the Brooklyn Museum

For one night only on Thursday, instead of being forbidden from touching the artwork at the Brooklyn Museum, visitors were encouraged not just to touch it, but also to eat it. The museum hired food artist Jennifer Rubell to create "Icons," a one-night-only show/feast that included four Marcel Duchamp–inspired Champagne fountains, eight “drinking paintings” in homage to Jackson Pollock, and a twenty-foot-tall piñata in the shape of Andy Warhol’s head. Upon the piñata's smashing, dessert — packaged foods like Hostess Sno Balls — was served. A very full Jerry Saltz attended the event and submitted this video report.