Chicago-based Eli’s Cheesecake has announced an exciting new collaboration with American sculptor and artist Nick Cave that was tasted at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s premiere of Cave’s documentary, 367 Days, which explores the making of his community made performance, The Color Is.
Cave and Bob Faust, his creative and life partner, first crossed paths with Eli’s Cheesecake when the three were named winners of the 2022 Mayor’s Medal of Honor, an award recognizing those who have made extraordinary contributions to Chicago. With a shared commitment to civic responsibility, Cave and Faust began dreaming up a collaboration with Eli’s Cheesecake that would celebrate the power of connection with proceeds benefiting Facility Foundation, their own non-profit supporting young and underrepresented artists with scholarships, commissions and presentation opportunities.
The limited-edition Eli’s Cheesecake Cuties, the bakery’s popular 1x1 inch chocolate enrobed cheesecake squares, were designed by Cave and Faust, each sporting a different color, flavor and message.
“This rainbow package contains an extremely delicious collection of life tenets chosen and designed by myself and created by the extraordinary team at Eli’s, as a response to my exhibition titled Forothermore,” Cave says. “I see these tenets as guideposts as well as filters that warm and connect us to each other.”
“We look at food as a way to unite people. We are honored to partner with Nick and Bob, whose work educates, inspires and helps us all imagine a better future,” says Marc Schulman, president of Eli’s Cheesecake.
The Nick Cave X Eli’s collaboration will be available for the holidays beginning November 1. Two sets (10 Cuties) arrive in a custom box designed by the artists, and can be pre-ordered on Eli’s Cheesecake’s website.