“Hot Dog Man” is a painted fiberglass sculpture by Chicago-based artist Tony Tasset. Inspired by Americana, surrealism, and cartoonists Basil Wolverton and Don Martin, the satirical work portrays the hot dog man as, well, a weiner. Going beyond the cliche’ “you are what you eat,” “Hot Dog Man” links mystery meat with predatory capitalism as well as gluttony. The salesman is what he sells.

Images courtesy of Kavi Gupta