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Famous faces captured in Marmite
Jude Law in toast and Marmite
Jude Law is among 10 famous faces captured on toast and Marmite
An artist has immortalised a series of famous faces including James Blunt and Jude Law - using toast and Marmite.

Dermot Flynn's work will be displayed at a gallery in London alongside art created by the public using the spread.

Flynn says he chose celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Big Brother's Nikki Grahame who polarise opinion.

Artist Lennie Payne's giant toast portraits of famous people using a blowtorch and loaves of bread have been fetching 2,000 each with collectors.

'Terrified'

Political figures which were captured in the yeast extract spread include former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher and current Conservative leader David Cameron.

Musician Pete Doherty, Victoria Beckham, TV chef Gordon Ramsay and singer Charlotte Church complete the line-up of 10 celebrities Mr Flynn chose to create "Marmart" portraits of.

Marmite are using the exhibition to promote the launch of a new squeezable container for the product, whose advertising slogan in recent years has been "you either love it or you hate it".

TV adverts from 2005 which featured a giant blob of Marmite drew complaints from parents who said their children had been "terrified" and suffered nightmares.

The Marmite art exhibition is at London's Air Gallery until 28 October.


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