Friday, April 16, 2010

Reasons To Leave Town Early On A Fast Train or Sailboat

New York PostUpdated: Fri., Apr. 16, 2010, 2:20 AM
Art feeding frenzy
Last Updated: 2:20 AM, April 16, 2010
Posted: 2:20 AM, April 16, 2010
CULTURE vultures will be able to play with their food at the Brooklyn Museum's Brooklyn Ball next Thursday. Jennifer Rubell, niece of Studio 54 impresario Steve Rubell, has designed hors d'oeuvres consisting of suspended cheese sculptures in the shape of human heads and surrounded by heat bulbs, which cause them to drip onto pedestals of crackers. Event co-chairs including Mario Batali, Hamish Bowles and Zac Posen will drink from four Marcel Duchamp-inspired champagne fountains and from "drip" paintings (in homage to Jackson Pollock) where guests serve themselves cocktails from a spigot poking through the canvas. The main course references Joseph Beuys' work, "Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare," and features rabbits, pigs, turkeys and legs of beef to be carved by guests who will then sit at 100-foot tables. The evening will culminate with guests taking turns smashing a 20-foot-tall piƱata head of Andy Warhol.
Well, the technique of melting the cheese to drip onto the crackers kind of has something to recommend it, I suppose. But "Iron Chef" Batali has something to answer for.

ACravan, Prop.

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