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Rothko in Rice

Mark Rothko’s defaced
painting
inspired photography Henry
Hargreaves
(previously
on Neatorama) to recreate the artist’s famous artwork.

Hargreaves told us that after hearing the story, he found that Rothko
was commissioned
by the Seagram company to paint an installation for The Four Seasons restaurant

in New York in 1958. Rothko, who despised the excess and pretense of the
elite crowd the restaurant was hoping to attract, accepted the commission.
He claimed that he tried to create "something that will ruin the
appetite of every son-of-a-bitch who ever eats in that room. If the restaurant
would refuse to put up my murals, that would be the ultimate compliment.
But they won’t. People can stand anything these days." The
painting that was defaced is one of the paintings in the Seagram series.

So, together with chef and stylist Caitlin
Levin
, Hargreaves decided to bring the tale full circle and reinterpreted
the work with something edible: rice! Link
Thanks Henry!

Take a look at more after the jump:

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Date
October 11th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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