Note on Food

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Title

Note on Food

Subject

A note on haute cuisine as art

Description

This not from LeRoy Neiman theorizes the connection between so-called art and “food as an art form”. The winding writing then proceeds to compare cooking and (largely fine) dining to at set of what might be thought of more conventionally as cultural creations; i.e. a “3 act play”, an opera, and the Mona Lisa. The artist closes the document with a nod to leisure culture (i.e. “You don’t have to be hungry to eat truffles / caviar, or thirsty to drink champagne) and a joke about Count Dracula being a sommelier. Overall, the note then touches on not only the artist’s interest in haute cuisine and “high art” (theorizing the former as the latter) but also the sense of play with which he approaches subject matter.

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_2948

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Food as an art form
You need not be a cook to judge good (food) cooking
You need not be an artist to be an art critic
Mans stomach deems he eat 3 times a day
A 3 art paly everyday - LUNCH dinner
Veronese Marriage at Cana
Oppulent dining
It is easy to spend time with it in
the Louvre the Mona Lisa is in the
same gallery and the tourists are six
deep in front of it an you have Veronese
large paintings to yourself
Jesters, waiters, wine poureres
Sumptuous Banquet - splendor, pageantry
"Feast for the eye"
anticipation at table
Don't have to be hungry to eat (truffles) caviar or
thirsty to drink champagne
Greatest sommelier Count Dracula
Pouring wine for a (young) guest (at his mansion) he says
"This is a very old wine. It hope you will like it"

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2948.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Food,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/258.