‘Cheese wall’ art installation at US-Mexico border ruined by contractors: suit

‘Cheese wall’ art installation at US-Mexico border ruined by contractors: suit


This artist is pretty cheesed off at the feds.

Cosimo Cavallaro, a Canadian-Italian artist in the process of constructing a border wall at the US/Mexican frontier out of bricks of Mexican Cotija, is suing a federal contractor for allegedly destroying his art installation.

He began painstakingly building “Cheese Wall” at the end of 2018 as a protest of President Trump’s billion-dollar partition at the border with Mexico, according to court papers filed in San Diego federal court this month.

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Cavallaro, 59, is well known for his work with “perishable materials.” He has made a life-sized sculpture of Jesus out of chocolate, covered supermodel Twiggy in cheese, and coated a hotel room on the Upper West Side in 1,000 pounds of the melted stuff in 1999.

“You see the waste in my wall, but you can’t see the waste in [President Trump’s] $10 billion wall, which in time will be removed,” said the artist, according to court papers.

Los Angeles-based

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