And Now, For a Butter Sculpture of President Obama


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[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger]

Around noon on Friday, a group crowded outside 842 W Lake Street to get a look at President Obama. Except this wasn't a quick campaign stop, though there were certainly loads of photographers hoping for a good shot. No, this Obama happened to be fashioned completely out of butter by artists Matthew Wilson and Adam Brooks. Titled "The Harvest," the bust was actually wheeled through the streets of Chicago in a glass-fronted cooler (no one wants that much butter to melt), until it ended up at the Chicago Cultural Center. The sculpture will remain there until February 17.


This is, I should point out, not the first time President Obama has been sculpted out of butter.