Baby Cake

Baby Cake
Baby Cake

(drawing) Bobby Baker, 1973. Photo Andrew Whittuck

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Baby Cake
Baby Cake

Bobby Baker, 1973. Photo Andrew Whittuck

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Baby Cake
Baby Cake

(drawing) Bobby Baker, 1973. Photo Andrew Whittuck

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Bobby Baker sculpture


Ovalhouse, London


Dressed in an old ballgown of her mother’s, a maid’s cap, and elaborate make up, Bobby Baker carved up a life-size baby made from cake presented upon a meat platter. Despite being presented at Ovalhouse, which had a reputation for showcasing radical art, people expressed horror and shock at the act, which Baker herself had perceived as an appropriate and interesting image associated with the festival of Christmas.

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