We may not know whether Andy Warhol ate bananas or if Pier Mondrian liked citrus fruit and caviar, but that is how designer Erwin Bauer has interpreted the artists’ works.
Bauer recently created a collection of placemats that imagine the works of contemporary artists, such as Jackson Pollock and Yves Klein, as food, from strawberries with chocolate sauce to baked potatoes wrapped in tinfoil. The photos were taken by Janto Lenherr and Michael Strobl to be used as artful placemats in the restaurants and hotels of Mumok Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, Austria.
We love that Bauer’s placemats do more than just recreate a painting in food form but go further to decipher what it is that makes artists like Hermann Nitsch and Joseph Beuys such cultural icons.
Source : Trendland