Lady Di 'hair jam' on exhibit, for sale

July 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- A surrealist art show in London features jars of jam supposedly made with the hair of Diana, the late princess of Wales, the exhibit's creator says.

Creator Sam Bompas, founder of catering company Bompas and Parr, said the jam was made by infusing a speck of Diana's hair with gin and combining that with milk and sugar to create a product tasting like condensed milk, the Metro reported Monday.

Bompas said he paid a U.S. dealer $10 for the hair on the auction Web site eBay.

The organizers of the Surreal House at the Barbican Art Gallery asked Bompas to conform his contribution to the exhibition's surrealist theme by using food as his medium, the Metro said.

"We thought about it and the most mundane food of all is jam," he said. "So we made it a surreal object."

The Diana jam is part of Bompas and Parr's "occult jam" series for the show, which features spreads infused with sand from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and wood from Horatio Nelson's ship Victory. The Lady Di jam is on sale for $7.50 a jar in the gallery's gift shop.

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