Monday, January 22, 2007

Michael Jackson, Victoria Beckham and Toast

Who says that the appearance of icons on toast has no topical purpose? This MJ toast surfaced back in June of 2005, supposedly at the very moment that Jackson was acquitted of child abuse charges. From bread to toast, the manifestation of innocence!

Now, this piece of toast with Victoria Beckham's likeness (she's the one in the sunglasses) is a total fabrication, created by British artist Dermot Flynn. While I could never get a good lead on the MJ toast for the book, I was able to contact Flynn, and include some of his work in Madonna of the Toast.

I bring these two toasts up today because if there's one thing I've learned in my short time blogging, it helps to read the gossip columns. Apparently, in light of Victoria Beckham's pending move to Los Angeles with soccer-star husband David, MJ has suggested that the couple buy Neverland Ranch. Word is, the Beckhams have declined the offer.

So there you have it, yet another example of iconic faces on random objects carrying (pop)cultural weight!

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