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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, 2005. Bread, archival resin. approx. 15' X 10 457 cm X 305. 1000 anatomically correct cast human skulls in various types of bread, archival resin. collection of Futura Gallery and Castle Trebesice, Prague  Czech Republic

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, 2004. Bread, chopping block. approx. 10" X 6' X 2' 25.4cm X 183 X 61. Anatomically correct bread Skulls were fresh baked for gallery opening and left to decay during the exhibition.

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Memento Mori, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Bread Skull Fondue, 2004. Bread, fondue, mix media, approx. 4.5' X 4' X 4' 137cm X 122 X 122. A bread skull fondue was set for visitors in an abandoned meat packing cooler in New York City. curated by Alison Meehan

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Jeph Gurecka, Bread Skull Fondue, detail

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Jeph Gurecka, Bread Skull Fondue, detail

Brooklyn-based artist Jeph Gurecka uses food and organic matter in fascinating ways to make his conceptual pieces, taxidermying chicken parts and arranging them into a muscular, human torsoe, or making a huge pile of skulls made out of bread, or reproducing photos using salt, soil, and ash.