Breadface endorses Nissan?

I wondered about this too: a newish ad by Nissan features a pseudo-hipster living in his Sentra for a week, and one scene features a familiar "face"--a piece of bread with a smiley face chewed into it, the spitting image of Matt Johnson's sculpture Breadface that graced the cover of the exhibition catalogue for the UCLA Hammer's Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles. Tyler Green writes: "I'd guess that Nissan's ad firm TBWA\Chiat\Day -- which, wouldn't ya know it, is based in Los Angeles -- was plenty familiar with Breadface, wouldn't you?"

Earlier in art rip-offs: Nike cops Robin Rhode's style, the Detroit Tigers copy Banksy, and Nike swipes Minor Threat album cover. The other way around: Minerva Cuevas riffs on Del Monte.

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