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Mel Bochner Adds His Humor to The Laughing Cow

In 2014, The Laughing Cow, together with the Artistic Laboratory of the Bel Group Lab’Bel , launched the Collector’s Edition Boxes series. The To celebrate exceptional series of collaborations anticipates The Laughing Cow’s 100th anniversary in 2021, inviting contemporary artists to reimagine the playful packaging.

Released each fall, the Collector’s Edition Boxes as works of art, give art and cheese lovers alike the choice to consume or collect. After Hans-Peter Feldmann, Thomas Bayrle, Jonathan Monk, Wim Delvoye, Karin Sander, and Daniel Buren, Lab’Bel has entrusted the creation of the seventh Collector’s Edition Box to American artist Mel Bochner.

Mel Bochner Mel Bochner, “Collector’s Edition Box,” 2020, courtesy of the artist.

For his part, Bochner replaced the background to better emphasize the famous happy cow with a signature “HA HA HA HA HA HA” in varying sizes. “The Laughing Cow is the Pop art incarnation of the Mona Lisa,” said the artist.

Bochner’s Edition Box is available October 17 at the Maison de La Vache qui rit de Lons-le- Saunier and on www.boutique.lavachequirit.com; November 17-28 in a selection of E. Leclerc supermarket; and November 18-22 in the Lab’Bel Ephemeral Gallery in Paris.

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