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Milkdrop Coronet (after Harold Edgerton)
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At first glance Milkdrop Coronet looks like a photograph of an extraterrestrial crown in outer space, but in reality it’s much cooler than that - it’s chocolate!

Yes, the work that this photograph represents is, in fact, edible. In fact, Muniz has admitted to ingesting his art along the way because who could possibly resist such a delicious medium? We can only assume that Milkdrop Coronet is much less of a liability for LACMA as a photograph than as a chocolate painting because of mankind’s rabid addiction to sugar. You can just see people trying to take swipes of the piece like it isn’t a very, very expensive work of art. Heathens! This piece was actually part of a series of artistic liabilities. Muniz is responsible for chocolate works done after all of the greats like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol who also did portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Tse-Tung.

This particular chocolate masterpiece was dedicated to some really old scientist that only other scientists and 7th grade dance party attendees are excited about. I’ll explain. This piece is named after Harold Edgerton, whose great contribution to science was his stroboscope, which made it easier to measure frequencies. Also known as the strobe light, Edgerton’s device has also made spastic dancing look not quite so awkward for pimply pre-teens everywhere. If only Edgerton could see now how many adolescent dance floor make outs he is responsible for. He's basically the Father of Modern Freak Dancing. It’s a mystery why he didn’t win a Nobel Prize for his inspiring work.

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  1. "Milkdrop Coronet (After Harold Edgerton) (Corona De Gotas De Chocolate [Basado En Harold Edgerton]) | LACMA Collections". Collections.lacma.org. Web. 22 June 2017.
  2. Art With Wire, Sugar, Chocolate And String. Monterey, California: TED, 2003. video.