Did you know that if you google « fried food art » you actually get results? (here’s the proof) After such an interesting discovery (hum), I went on and googled « food artwork. » I was expecting Arcimboldo and Vik Muniz to pop up and be everywhere in the top 10 of my image search. NOT. Instead… Instead, I got a motorcycle built with a red pepper, a sculpture made of pasta (kinda inspired by Arci), a Nike shoes that used to be a burger, and a Warhol-like portrait appearing from - waaaait there’s more. This is getting so good. There’s a cucumber camera too. Seriously. We shouldn’t bother making unedible art anymore. I feel so overwhelmed by awesomeness I’m wondering if I’m not high.
And know it comes back to me. On a whole other level. Much cooler than the chef making food with artists during Miami Basel three years ago, I still have that blue lollipop. Since art became thought of as part of home decor, are there different kind of artworks appropriate for different rooms? Mhm I’m not really feeling this one. So I’ll just say that. The blue Kenny Scharf lollipop that’s been living in my kitchen, since Kenny’s Kolors show at Paul Kasmin, is the coolest and most enjoyable piece of art meets food. Not sure whether it’s gluten free or not. But it really doesn’t lack humour. More of that, please.
Art can be very serious, and make us think, and blablabla, I’ve said that already. But today, because it’s fry day, let’s forget about it all and just think of art as a nice picture we want up in our living room. ‘cause that’s also its purpose. Collecting art is a very serious thing very serious people do. But why should it be? Art can also be fun, light, entertaining, colorful, and enjoyed by us all in the comfort of our own home. And, you know what, I’ll go back to where art can/would/should be in a house. Everywhere. In every form. Whether on your fridge with postcards and magnets, or in your bathroom with graffiti on the mirror, scribbles on the corridor’s walls, posters printed as if they were the real deal.
So, for today, here’s a homework idea. Tear apart Artforum to get that one reproduction of that one work you really like, and pin it to the wall. Looking for a brilliant article Robert Storr wrote about how to collect art when you don’t have that much cash, I ended up reading this recent piece on Guston. And that’s what I’m gonna put up on my wall: a Philip Guston repro. You?