'Piss Christ' Artist Now Proud Owner of a Piece of Trump's Wedding Cake

Andres Serrano, the artist famous for using human excrement, breast milk, urine, and semen in his artwork, is the proud new owner of a tiny cake that Donald and Melania Trump served at their wedding. Why anyone would want to own, let alone spend $1,880 to purchase decades-old cake is beyond me, but I do feel assured that Serrano is absolutely the best candidate and will be a responsible, inventive caretaker. This is the guy who, after all, created Piss Christ, a photograph of a crucifix placed within a glass full of Serrano’s urine.

The Washington Post reports that the artist spent $1,880 on the tiny cake, which, at about 3 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide, is probably not much smaller than the size of Trump’s tightly clenched fist. The cake comes in a box with “M D T” monogrammed in gilt. It seems fine if you are one of those people who thinks, incorrectly, that buttercream is better than chocolate:

The miniature cakes were edible stand-ins for a $50,000 confectionery feat requiring elaborate wire supports that made it impossible to serve to guests. Buttercream filled the seven-tier, 200-pound sponge cake, flavored with orange zest and soaked in Grand Marnier liqueur. It was festooned with 2,000 sugar-spun flowers.

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Serrano previously photographed Trump in the early 2000s, but he has not revealed his plans for the cake. May Trump’s extravagant cake inspire the artist, and his urine, once again. 

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Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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