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INSTALLATIONS

 

"THE MUTANT RITZ"

ERROR OF MAN OR NATURE

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

TRIPLE-A STUDIOS, SAN FRANCISCO,1977

 

 

From the catalogue:

 

            "THE MUTANT RITZ on exhibit are two of the four mutant crackers discovered in a box of Ritz purchased by Stephen Matlaga on March 27, 1977.  Mutant #1 was placed in a bowl of cream of tomato soup where it sank to the bottom and was later discarded.  Mutant #2 was eaten inadvertently by neighbor Peter Hodgson.  A law suit was initiated against Mr. Hodgson, but averted by an amicable settlement out of court.  Mutant #3 and Mutant #4 are exhibited here as examples of the eternal abyss that separates Man and Perfection. ..."

 

Below, the Discoveror of the Mutant Ritz, Stephen Matlaga, March, 1977.

 

 

 

Below, a perfect Ritz Cracker.

 

 

 

Below, upon their discovery, the original Mutant Ritz were measured and recorded:

          Mutant #1 5.2 x 6.3 cm., placed in soup.

          Mutant #2 5.5 x 6.4 cm., eaten by neighbor Peter Hodgson.

          Mutant #3 5.2 x 6.0 cm., existing, on exhibit.

          Mutant #4 2.8 x 5.1 cm., existing, on exhibit.

 

 

 

Below, poster for "The Mutant Ritz," Triple-A Studios, October 12, 1977.

 

 

 

Below, original photograph of Cambell's Cream of Tomato Soup with the last view of the mutant Ritz Crackers, taken by Raymond Neher, 1977.

 

 

 

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