Van Gogh’s Sliced Meats

There’s something X-Files about reading news from Russian sources. There’s ­ an element of “I want to believe.” I certainly want to believe in this story about art made from sausage.

“The sausage art is now popular in Russia,” the piece informs us. “They have made some major masterpieces out of sausages and wurst and put [them] on display so that anyone can eat them.”

The photographic evidence includes a picture of a newly married couple about to bite into Mona Lisa’s breast—which appears to be fashioned of cold cuts—and a close rendition of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” which features an artful use of a Velveeta-colored cheese.

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