Cool Hunting

Cheeto Couture

The Cocktail Party, Sandy Skoglund, 1992, printed 2010. Cibachrome photograph. Collection of the McNay Art Museum © 1992 Sandy Skoglund

© Julia Zeigler Haynes

What Would You Choose…

For your last meal? Brooklyn-based artist and chef Julia Ziegler-Haynes decided to re-create a series of meals chosen by Death Row prisoners in a series of photographs for her book Today’s Special. Inspired by ’70s food, cheap restaurants and cafeteria food, she sifted through public records for 24 compelling last meals — including hotdogs, birthday cake and pizza — and meticulously recreated them for a deeply unsettling glimpse of literally, the last meal. She says, “I’m by no means excusing the deplorable acts that it took to land these men on Death Row—I’m merely taking a closer look at the human condition.” Watch for this book!

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