…Famous paintings and baked goods that is.
Last night Casey and I hung a new show of mine over at Colson Patissiere on 9th st and 6th ave in Park Slope: Famous Paintings and Baked Goods: Together at Last!
(View this one at 1200px here.)
See get it?! That’s Eduard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère from 1882–or is it?
In one sense, this all sprung out of my love of sketching paintings I had to memorize as an art history student. All the original works (well except for the Duchamp) are brilliant paintings with colors and compositions I love to study and have already taught me a ton. Just repainting them for this series I saw new patterns of tone and line work that blew me away.
But on another level this is me grappling with the reality of having my work copy/pasted, reblogged, retweeted, etc, so easily via the web. I truly think I like it (and please if you’re reading this with a blog/tumblr/anything share away with a link back!) and recently having folks like Mashable and Serious Eats reblog my work has been a great boon for people seeing what I do. But there isn’t always something tangible that comes out of it for me as the creator, and I know it translates into ad dollars for the sites. So, I guess I just wanted to find some old images I love where the creators couldn’t mind if I ripped them off. Or maybe they would… but they’re dead. I’ll let you know if they start haunting me about copyrights.
Again, please do share these paintings around with the world and feel free to photoshop in your own baked goods. You can also buy the original watercolors for $80 a pop. Drop me a line if you’re interested. (By the way, that Manet is sold.)
The other fun aspect of this show is that it is part of a now continuing evolution of my work for the folks at Colson. I started out redrawing their mirror menu (which I then recopied into the Manet) and then did a big old mural for them at their Sunset Park location. You can see all that here. Through it all I’ve had a ton of AMAZING baked goods. If nothing else, go and try them some time.
Here’s the whole run of paintings. I’ve included links to the originals for your own art history lesson.
Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa. (Plus a bunch of baguettes.) See it at 1200 px here. This one is sold.
Piero della Francesca’s Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino. (Plus a Duchess’ head made of almond croissant.) See it at 1200 px here.
Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain. (Plus a bunch of croissants.)
John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Madam X. (Plus scones and almond pain du chocolat.)
This one is sold.
Pablo Picasso’s Three Women at the Spring. (Plus some bread and a french press.) This one is sold.
Henri Matisse’s The Dance. (…around a pile of almond croissants.) See it at 1200 px here. This one is sold.
Jean Fouquet’s Madonna. (Plus a modestly placed rasin roll.)
Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait. (Plus Mr. Arnolfini in mid baguette chew.) This one is sold.
Hans Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors. (Plus an anamorphic croissant.) This one is sold. See it at 1200 px here.
Hieronymus Bosch’s The Wayfarer. (Plus a waffles and some baguettes.)
Again, this was just too much fun to make. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like a piece.
See it at 1200 px here.