Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ritzy Oreo: An Appropriation


In June I visited family and friends in California, especially The San Francisco Bay area and the Monterey Peninsula. One hot afternoon I took refuge in an air conditioned Target store. As I lounged and browsed, I noticed a stack of edibles immediately recognizable by their names and containers. The Ritz Crackers were packaged in a newly-designed red box and were stacked right along side the blue Oreos. An aesthetic miracle in a Target store. Have I one-upped Warhol? Is this an appropriation?

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