The Starchy Gallery

Amy Winehouse is a potato and a winner. O.k., so she's a bit of a drunk too... She came first in the Starchy Gallery's Potato Day competition. Second prize was Mr. T and then there was Bob Marley, Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Britney, Helen Mirren, Dolly and the madness continues on. Held in January, Potato Day celebrates the range and diversity of British potatoes--over 100 varieties in all their glory. As part of the festivities, there was a contest for best-dressed celebrity potato. The top three winning entries are decided by public vote and all the entrants are displayed in the Starchy Gallery--a window in a local art gallery. It's a bit of a comment on the nature of today's celebrity culture as well as an exercise in democracy and, when the chips are down, a place to look for a giggle. :: The Starchy Gallery

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