Cartoonish Coffins by Olaf Breuning

Cartoonish coffins by Olaf Breuning

New York City-based artist Olaf Breuning hired Ghanaian casket artisans to make him these cartoonish coffins back in 2004. The coffins include a chocolate bar, snowman, and melting popsicle. Colorful fantasy coffins, which are as much sculptures as caskets, are a traditional feature of Ghanaian funeral culture. We’ve previously posted some of Breuning’s other humorous artworks.

Cartoonish coffins by Olaf Breuning

Cartoonish coffins by Olaf Breuning

Cartoonish coffins by Olaf Breuning

via Beautiful/Decay & Neatorama

photos via Olaf Breuning

Written by EDW Lynch

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