Note on Food

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Title

Note on Food

Subject

A note on waitstaff.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman looks at staff in the restaurant industry. The tacit list is peppered with a variety of aesthetic comments (e.g. hand sewn buttons - Check trousers - kerchief / Toque name on jacket) and poetic turns of phrase (i.e. “You can judge a restaurant by its waiter / Not created in high culture / on their feet until their legs give out) that point to the artist’s artistic investment in these subjects. Although not made in preparation for any one artwork, the note can be seen as both preparatory and reflective on his food related pieces.

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_2954

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

BAR The working man
Judge the age of customers by the age
of the bartender
You can judge a restaurant by its waiter
Not created in high culture
on their feet until their legs give out
Like the dentist - the barber
The driver - cab limo
The doorman
The vestair [sic]
The maitre d'
Head waiter
Waiter sommelier
The busyboy [sic]
The chef
The Chef - army cook
hand sewn buttons - Check trousers - kerchief
Toque name on jacket
Bearonais [sic] burger P.J. Clarkes
Des Artistes
Le Circque
Rao's Italian Home cooking
Elaine Vela preparaitor [sic]

Original Format

Pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2954.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Food,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/263.