I've been listening to Various episodes of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour while working in my studio recently. For a bit of fun I have decided to do a series of posts featuring art work relating to one of Bob's themes. Up first: food.
This still life was sculpted from wet coloured toilet paper by Caroline McCarthy.
Caroline McCarthy, Still Life 2002, C-print, 24 13/16 x 35 7/16 inches (63 x 90 cm), edition 3 of 6, framed
Can't have a thread about food and art without Claes Oldenburg.
Claes Oldenburg, (installation at Green Gallery, New York, Fall 1962 including Floor Cake and Floor Cone) Canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes, painted with synthetic polymer paint and latex
Tonico Lemos Auad
Joseph Beuys, Fat Chair
Antony Gormley, Bed, 1980-1981, bread and paraffin wax
Alice Maher, Bread Tree
There are a lot of artists working with bread. Here is Alice Maher's Bread Tree which was featured in an exhibition in west cork to do with bread. http://www.breadmatters.org
Tom Friedman, Loop, spaghetti
David Sherry pays for meals he hasn't eaten http://www.dave-sherry.com/performance_3.htm
Janine Antoni, gnaw
600 lbs. of chocolate, gnawed by the artist. 600 lbs. of lard, gnawed by the artist. Display case with 45 heart-shaped packages for chocolate made from chewed chocolate removed from the chocolate cube and 400 lipsticks made with pigment, beeswax and chewed lard removed from the lard cube.
All of this food has one invetiable conclusion. Here is Wim Delvoye's famous (infamous?) machine which recreates the process of human digestion. It is fed, digests the food, and defecates.
Wim Delvoye, Cloaca
Here it is featured on Eurotrash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdlLBWymnUA