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Artists Wheel Butter Bust Of Obama Through Chicago's Loop; Biden Mobbed At Mars Cheese Castle

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 26, 2012 10:00PM

Artists Matthew Wilson and Adam Brooks turned heads in downtown Chicago this afternoon as they wheeled a bust of President Barack Obama from a Fulton Market warehouse to the Chicago Cultural Center in a refrigerated case. The bust, titled "The Harvest" is now included in the group's ongoing exhibit Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary at the Cultural Center.

Artist Bob Kling told the Chicago Sun-Times he fashioned the Obama butter bust from unsalted butter—salted butter "tends to crumble," he said. Wilson told New City's Alicia Eler they wanted to do this from the moment of Obama's 2008 election.

“It is about his historical significance and the way his presidency has been seen in America—what it may have changed about America or failed to change. It is more about him than the contest that we are about to witness.”

Barack Obama is unsalted butter. Got it.

Meanwhile, over the border in Kenosha, Wisc., Joe Biden was making himself at home at the legendary Mars Cheese Castle off Interstate 94. Peep, peeps.

Biden replied, "That's great, man" when he was shown some 13-year-old cheddar and other inventory. We can only hope Biden left with a ton of aged cheddar, some landjäger and a box of kringles. His visit, however, didn't charm one woman who only wanted to do some shopping. The woman tried explaining to her daughter that Biden was at Mars Cheese Castle campaigning for votes. "I just need some limburger cheese," she said.