Solid Italian Loaf

Solid Italian Loaf

2007
Artist
Jude Tallichet, American, 1954
Born: Louisville, KY
Work Locations: Queens, NY
Country
United States
sculpture
Cast bronze
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2015.652
Jude Tallichet (American). Solid Italian Loaf. 2007. Cast bronze. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2015.652.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 2 1/2 in, 6.3500 cm; width: 22 1/2 in, 57.1500 cm; depth: 3 1/2 in, 8.8900 cm
Edition
Edition 2/3
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

“Solid Italian Loaf” was originally created and displayed as part of “Save It For Me,” a 2007 installation which explores the tropes and iconography of preserved objects, referring to uninhibited self-indulgence, feasting, and stockpiling. Bronze cakes, muffins, loaves of bread, and wine bottles become symbols of value and monuments to excess. Simultaneously, the installation functions as memento mori, reminding viewers of their impermanence.

Tallichet earned an MFA in Sculpture in 1983 at the University of Montana in Missoula, and she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

© Jude Tallichet

Exhibition History
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022