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Food blogger, Kiri Tannenbaum, ( posted this story about an art installation at a Ralph’s supermarket in Venice, CA. Artist Ron English’s entertaining statement about a serious subject is titled, “Popaganda.” Artist’s Cereal-Box Stunt Makes a Real Point About Sugary CereaOctober 13, 2011 at 8:58AM by Kiri Tannenbaum

On the heels of a restaurant serving diners on Sadaam Hussein’s plates comes another clever stunt. This time it’s on cereal boxes. If you live in the Los Angeles area and happen to be perusing the cereal aisle at the Venice location of mega-supermarket Ralph’s, you may find yourself confused. Gawker reports the manufacturer’s boxes have been replaced with contemporary artist Ron English’s “popaganda”.

The packages have been rebranded, giving their names and slogans a satirical twist: “Sugar Frosted Fat,” “Fruit Looped,” and “Sugar Diabetic Bear.” The controversial artist is famous for hijacking and twisting pop culture icons and advertising brands for his surreal pop art….”

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(c) 2011, Judy Barnes Baker, Carb Wars; Sugar is the New Fat

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