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Chocolate Guns Galore


08.28.12 Marina Galperina

For me? You shouldn’t have! Taiwanese artist and sweet prankster Tu Wei-Cheng has set up an entire chocolate shop dealing in arms, hand grenades, machine guns, tiny tanks and teeny fighter jets… all chocolate, packaged in silky pinky boxes, bows and everything. It’s like a softcore and more tasteful and larger-scale version of Stephen J Shanabrook’s Chocolate Suicidal Bomber. The installation Happy Valentine’s Day via White Rabbit Gallery even’s got pink militaristic wallpaper. Ok, it’s a little much. Maybe. And it’s not Valentine’s Day. But maybe all that gun talk upset you, so, eat it.