William Wrigley Jr.
Les Inedible - c2011

Spearmint flavored acetic acid ethenyl ester rectangle in light green finish. This highly controversial piece was once thought to be the artist’s response to the old wive’s tale, which stated ‘swallowed gum will remain in the human stomach for up to seven years’. Following its New York debut appearance, it was revealed that the art work was indeed indigestible, thus its association with the tale was merely a coincidence. Explaining the title change from ‘Free food, please try some’ to its current title ‘Les Inedible’. Visitors to the gallery have been banned from eating the substance ever since.

Limited edition of 9.

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