Hail to the ham hock

Pork in Washington, D.C., is not a new concept. But portraits of presidents holding ham hocks? Probably not what you were picturing. 

Bijijoo, a Portland, Oregon, oil painter, finished the Presidential Ham collection earlier this month. The collection of 43 paintings — one for each president — will be on display in 2011 and available as prints and postcards in the near future.

If POTUS isn’t your thing, perhaps you’d be interested in one of Britney’s exes holding a ham. Bijijoo has immortalized Kevin Federline and Justin Timberlake. Finally, somebody is filling the world’s need for meat-based art.  

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