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What Art Can Teach Us About BLT Construction

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Sep 21, 2011

Our next episode is on BLTs. We examine the ingredients and construction and explain which ingredient is most like Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects.

Sculptor Claes Oldenburg comes up too. That's his work "Giant BLT" in the video here. Interestingly, the sculpture comes in several parts, so whenever it's installed for display, the curator must make a BLT sandwich, determining how to assemble the pieces. Check out Whitney Museum curator Dana Miller explaining how her team puts it together, including careful placement of the "curvy and sensuous" bacon strips. She says she hasn't looked at a BLT the same way since working with the sculpture. And you shouldn't either after you hear our next episode. /mark

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