The Armory Show is an art show held annually at Chelsea Piers 92 & 94 in New York City. With over 200 galleries represented from all over the world, there’s hundreds of works of modern and contemporary art from artists of all levels of recognition. With that much art, there’s bound to be some food-related pieces, and there were. I’ve rounded up them all up for your viewing pleasure.
If you plan on going next year, don’t worry about getting too hungry looking at food-related art because there’s always a number of little pop-up cafés and bars throughout the show. This past show featured Breads Bakery Café, Pommery Champagne Bar, Hotel Americano, Grand Army Bar, Mile End Deli, and Canard.
Note: If you’re wondering, the featured image features David Hockney’s Tyler Dining Room and a snickerdoodle cookie from Hotel Americano.
1. Kitchen Floor – Dawn Clement
Who doesn’t love eating their cake off the kitchen floor?
2. Haribo+ – Carly Mark
You can have the “happy world of Haribo” hanging on your wall thanks to Carly Mark.
3. still life (Bogota/Berlin) – Wolfgang Tillmans
Bright, colorful vegetables on a rustic wooden table: giant piece of art or food Instagram goals? Probably both.
4. Graviter – Marlène Mocquet
Sunny-side up eggs were hidden all throughout Marlène Mocquet’s collection.
5. Pomme d’Hiver – Claude Lalanne
A BIG apple in the big apple.
6. Articles of Glass – Cornelia Parker
Fancy glasses are crucial for classy dinner parties.
7. Still Life with Lilies, Petunias and Fruit – Tom Wesselmann
Ah, the fruit bowl — the classic muse for many artists, from elementary school to the big leagues.
8. Working Plan for Four Cakes – Wayne Thiebaud
If you ask me, this working plan is definitely working.
9. 1 Pound Strawberries – Hans-Peter Feldmann
If you own this pound of strawberries you can arrange these 32 small square pictures in any configuration you want and really make them your own.
10. Woman with Vase – Tony Matelli
Woman with Vase *and slices of cantaloupe. Slices of cantaloupe are a major key.
11. Italian Desserts – Wayne Thiebaud
Six little cakes for me and all my… no wait, just me.
12. TV Dinner – Tom Wesselmann
The classic TV dinner immortalized in mix media, oil, and collage on board for your eyes to enjoy.
13. Lost in My Life (fruit sticker with wax paper) – Rachel Perry
So many fruit stickers, so little time.
14. Rice Cake – Anthea Hamilton
These rice cake sculptures would come in very handy on April Fools’ day.
15. Dorothy Killgallens Gateau of Marzipan – Andy Warhol
The first line in this piece reads, “For those who are able to secure a portable refrigerator from abichrombie and Fitch, this cake is perfection for those spur of the moment picnics in the country.” This sounds like good advice if you ask me.
16. STILL #7 – James White
Who said water isn’t artsy? Pt. I.
17. Egg Temple – David Smith
Another variation of stacks of green I think we can all appreciate. The first kind being money, if that wasn’t clear.
18. Drawing for Still Life with Cheese, Bananas, Grapefruit and Lemon – Roy Lichtenstein
If this was my piece, it would be a blank rectangle because I would eat my subjects before I had a chance to capture their perfection.
19. PERRIER – Andy Warhol
Who said water isn’t artsy? Pt. II.
20. Campbell’s Soup Can – Andy Warhol
An icon, a legend, a delicious and easy to make dinner.
21. Fragments – Michael Craig-Martin
Michael Craig-Martin shows us that coffee is a fragment that plays a big role in our lives.
22. Watermelon and Chair, W. Suffield, Connecticut, 1982 – Robert Cumming
Simple, beautiful, and refreshing. And that’s just about the watermelon.
23. Whiskey River No. 28 – Donald Lipski
Whiskey rivers to take the pain away.
24. Drawing for Still Life in Yellow and Black and Still Life with Pitcher and Apple – Roy Lichtenstein
An apple a day and 1.9 liters of water in a pitcher are daily essentials, right?
25. China plates in France – Karen Kilimnik
Also very important for your fancy dinner party.
26. Disphotic Zone – Shih Chieh Huang
Shih Chieh Huang’s Disphotic Zone was a surreal full-room installation that featured a giant anemone-like moving sculpture in the center of the room surrounded by water bottles hanging from the ceiling, lighting up and spinning with the use of tiny fans. Again, who said water isn’t artsy? Pt. III.
27. Untitled (Bowl of Cherries) – Wayne Thiebaud
It doesn’t get much better than a big bowl of cherries.
28. Labrador Sound Thaw – Marc Quinn
Quite possibly might be the most perfect strawberry I’ve ever seen.