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A House With a Date Palm Will Never Starve 🌴

Apr 2, 2021 • View in browser
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Our most delicious collection at the Hyperallergic Store is by a contemporary artist who should be a familiar name to Hyperallergic readers: Michael Rakowitz.
His products are inspired by The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh), his 2018 installation at Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in London. The Lamassu was made out of thousands of Iraqi date syrup cans, imbuing the sculpture with further historical significance — dates were Iraq’s second-biggest export until war decimated the industry.
Our store’s Michael Rakowitz collection speaks to his interest in food and hospitality as a means of bridging cultural and political divides, inviting you to taste the sculpture. As the ancient proverb goes, “A house with a date palm will never starve.”

Michael Rakowitz Collection
"A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve" Cookbook
"A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve" Tea Towel
"A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve" Wooden Spoon
"A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve" Apron
"A House With A Date Palm Will Never Starve" Enamel Pin
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