Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Consider the Forks, Knives and Spoons

In a flurry of Surrealistic drawing, Magrit comes p with s so (Tempte)

article inHarper's Te Tines They Are

The Science of Sizzle ny times nov 16, 2012

‘Consider the Fork,’ by Bee Wilson

Illustration by Kelly Blair

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat  by Bee Wilson

also nytimersx

                        Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Fork knife spsoon in artDetailed Expedition Map

 Kevin callahan

Katherine Lemke Waste KNIVES FORKS AND SPOONS watercolo

Andre Kertez
 Ffork and Plate 1928

Photogram; Knife, Fork, Spoon, Keys]

Franz Roh  (German, 1890–1965)


[Photogram; Knife, Fork, Spoon, Keys]

 Fred Bell 2011 Afternoo0n st life

Clifford a white

Josef Hoffmann

Fish Knife and Fork

Detailed Expedition Map

Josef Hoffmann. Fish Knife and Fork. 1900-1901

Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956)

1900-1901. Silver, .1 (fork): 7 7/16 x 7/8" (18.9 x 2.2 cm) .2 (knife): 8 1/16 x 7/8" (20.5 x 2.2 cm). Manufactured by Sturm, Vienna. Gift of Manfred Ludewig

Using it probably seems as natural as breathing. And yet it is a bizarre object, as Charles Simic suggests in his poem “The Fork”:
This strange thing must have crept
Right out of hell.
It resembles a bird’s foot
Worn around the cannibal’s neck.

As you hold it in your hand,
As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird:
Its head which like your fist
Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.

Man Ray (1890-1976)Tea with Meret

  We saw this image at the Man Ray Museum in Lugano, Switzerland, May 2011


Mr. Knife and Miss Fork (Answers all the wishes of René Crevel)



Richard Diebenkorn Knife and Glass, 1963

Knife and Glass - Richard Diebenkorn
Film neurition ad wholefoods
 Lee Fulkerson directr

Mr. Knife and Miss Fork (Answers all the wishes of René Crevel)
Forks Over Knives

Considering Art As Kitchen Utensil, 1927:
Legal Affairs
A story from Legal Affairs:
Also mentioned in Harper's, vol. 326, No. 1958, February 2013 (Kabir Chibber, "Blind Appraisal")

 In 1927, headed for exhibition in New York's Brunner Gallery, a Brancussi sculpture landed at the center of a heated legal battle. The trial that redefined the meaning of art.

Brancussi, Bird in Space (bronze)

United States Customs officials opened the crates and uncovered 20 mysterious disks, eggs, and flame-like forms of carved wood, polished metal, or smooth marble. One work in particular left them dumbfounded: a thin, 4 1/4-foot-tall piece of shiny yellow bronze with a gently tapering bulge called Bird in Space. It didn't look like a bird to the officials, so they refused to exempt it from customs duties as a work of art. They imposed the standard tariff for manufactured objects of metal: 40 percent of the sale price, or $240 (about $2,400 in today's dollars).  

Under pressure, the customs office agreed to reconsider its decision. In the meantime, it released Bird in Space and other sculptures, on bond and under the classification "Kitchen Utensils and Hospital Supplies."
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