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EBay: P-Nut For Trader Joe’s Cashew No.4 Art Work

by | 2nd, May 2008

FOR sale on EBay: Steven’s “Trader Joe’s Cashew #4” sculpture & print 1/1 – once in a lifetime piece up for auction:

I don’t know why I stopped at this particular cashew as I was eating my Trader Joe’s sweet, savory & tart trail mix, but as an artist the unexplainable happens often. My body is a vessel of creation and expression in tune with everything around me, including what you would see as “just another cashew”


No, something about the shape of this particular cashew reflects the shape of our society. As the artist, I have split and re-glued the cashew as an expression of the “cracks” that have been “glued” in modern life. It is a complete work of art in every way. Famed art critic Richard Barokavov had this to say about the piece:

“Steven’s ‘Trader Joe’s Cashew #4’ is such a complete and absolute brutally dissecting view of the industrial conflict between capitalism and modernism that is is hard for even the most verbose of critics to add too. Regardless of Steven’s relation to me as a colleague and studiomate, the intense complexity I feel for this work is also complete and absolute.”

Again, I don’t expect most to fully understand the complexity of the form but as you can see it is quite powerful.

Anroak’s Ed Barrett, fan of Crystal Palace FC, recalls another P-Nut, bought for him by a significant other as a tribute to his club. Ihe item is peanut in a Palace shirt.

Aroused? Who of fleash and blood can fail to be?

Posted: 2nd, May 2008 | In: Strange But True Comments (3) | TrackBack | Permalink