Note on Food

Dublin Core

Title

Note on Food

Subject

A list of food-related phrases

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides a set of images, thinking about food and food culture. Although the writing appears to be composed of almost purely fragmentary statements, such as “gulp and gorge”, it proves part of a larger project of crafting a language around both leisure and food. (Many of these phrases appear recycled throughout Neiman’s notes, as well as sometimes making appearances in artworks.) The document then speaks to both the artist's aesthetic as well as more sociological interests.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2947

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

gastronomy 3 times a day
For the eyes (Feast for the eye splendor)
an occasion
For Gourmets For celebrations (wedding [?])
A fellow human prepared it.
(Butter up, apple of my eye, a real peach, no piece of cake, nothing fishy, top banana, to real tomato)
(anticipation, entertainment, people work hard deserve reward, a good dinner a reward)
gulp and gorge - sip and sup
great wine makes a wine
they'll (he'll) never drink
(waiters - chefs - bartenders on
their feet
barber duties artists)

Original Format

Pencil on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2947.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Food,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/257.