Saturday, August 23, 2014

Frieze Art Fair, New York 2014 - Food: Franklinwood Chicken, Tomatoes & Rice

Large Hanging Painting on Canvas at Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo, Sweden


ART:

Frieze Art Fair
New York, 2014

The "Best Art Fair in New York" is up for grabs these days. It has traditionally been "The Armory Show" at the Chelsea Piers, but the British invasion of the "Frieze Art Fair", in it's huge serpentine tent on Randall's Island, may have already won the title "Best Art Fair in New York", in only their third year of hosting this New York art event.

This is the first of two issues dedicated to the Frieze Art Fair, New York 2014.



Frieze Art Fair New York, Information Desk at the south entrance!
Doug Aitken "I Think Very Deeply" 2013, 
carved foam, acrylic letters & silk screened acrylic, 
303 Gallery New York
Digital Print on Canvas, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London


Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles


Concept drawings, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles


Life Collage / Wall, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London

(Detail, Exhausted Superhero)
Life Collage, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London

Same Subject Painting Series showing the changing light patterns and seasons.
"View from my window"
 Lisa Cooley, New York


Changing light patterns, same subject, painting: 
"View from my window"
 Lisa Cooley, New York


Changing light patterns, same subject, painting: 
"View from my window"
 Lisa Cooley, New York


Changing light patterns, same subject, painting: 
"View from my window"
 Lisa Cooley, New York


Mary Heilmann, "Club Chair 80" 2013,
Painted wood & nylon webbing, 
303 Gallery, New York
Digital Prints, mounted on foam, Societe Berlin


Stuart Shave Modern Art, London

Abraham Cruzvillegas,
Collage installation of paint on thin paper glued to heavier painted paper.
Kurinmanzutto Gallery, Mexico City


Aneta Grzeszykowska, from "Negative Book Series" 2012/13
digital print, pigmented ink on cotton paper, ed of 7 + 2 AP, 
Raster Gallery, Warsaw 


B. Wertz, "T- Shirts", paint on free hanging canvas, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London


Damien Hirst, 
"Fear" 1994
Glass case with surgical instruments
White Cube, London

Damien Hirst, 
"Fear" (detail) 1994
Glass case with surgical instruments
White Cube, London


Darren Almond, "Fullmoon@Volcanic Achipelago" 2013
Edition of 3, C-print, 47" x 103" unframed 50.25" x 106.75" framed
White Cube Gallery


Eddie Peake, 2013, 
"On the Front Door Step- Don't Just Watch Them Pass. 
Look, If Ever There Were A Moment To Slap Him In The Mouth, That Was It." 
Painted acrylic, 
White Cube Gallery, London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo


(Detail)
Eddie Peake, 2013, 
"On the Front Door Step- 
Don't Just Watch Them Pass. 
Look, If Ever There Were A Moment
To Slap Him In The Mouth, That Was It." 
Painted acrylic, 
White Cube Gallery,
London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo
Guillaume Leblon, "Examen de minuit",
ceramics, blanket covered withwhite paint, 2012, unique,
Gallerie Jocelyn Wolff


Miroslaw Balka, 2014,
concrete and steel, 36" high,
White Cube Gallery
London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo


Photographic Prints with Text,
Espaivisor Gallery, Valencia


Rita Sobral Campos, 
"The Solids (toward the Sonnet) #1, 2014, 
concreat, foam filling & acrylic paint, 
Gallery Andeas Huber, Vienna


Rita Sobral Campos, 
"The Solids (toward the Sonnet) #2, 2014, 
concreat, foam filling & acrylic paint, 
Gallery Andeas Huber, Vienna


Rita Sobral Campos, 
"The Solids (toward the Sonnet) #3, 2014, 
concreat, foam filling & acrylic paint, 
Gallery Andeas Huber, Vienna


Shannon Ebner, "Electric Comma Four"
Digital Epson Print, 43 x 60 inches,
Wall Space New York


Slavs and Tarars, "Lovve Letters" 2013
wool yarn on canvas, 247 cm square, ed of 3 + 1 AP,
Raster Gallery, Warsaw


Yoyoi Kusama, "Pumkin [Atse]", 2014,
Acrylic on Canvas,
David Zwirner, New York, London


Yoyoi Kusama, "Pumkin [Atse]", 2014,
sculpture in white & red,
David Zwirner, New York, London


Yayoi Kusama, "Nets" (blue) acrylic on canvas,
David Zwirner, New York, London
(Source: All photos were taken with the permission of the fair and the individual galleries by ARTSnFOOD staff.)

FOOD
Franklinwood Chicken, 
Tomatoes & Rice

This chicken recipe is quick, peppery and delicious.

Ingredients
2 fresh chicken breasts - boneless, skinless
2 fresh tomatoes - large dice
4 Tbsp bottled champagne dressing,
8 Tbsp bottled Cesar dressing, 
1/4 cup (+ more if needed) whole milk
1 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives for garnish
Standard Steak Seasoning
Veg. Oil Spray

Directions
- Cook a cup of rice in a pot on the stove (see directions below) 
- Butterfly the chicken breasts to make the breasts the same thickness throughout (roughly 1/2 inch thick).
- Sprinkle steak seasoning moderately on the breasts.
- Combine the dressings and milks in a bowl and stir to incorporate.
- Spray veg. oil in large high walled skillet.
- Turn burner on high heat / heat skillet for 10 seconds.
- Place both breasts in skillet to brown, do not overlap.
- After one minute turn meat over.
- Cook on 2nd side, feeling the meat with your spatula, when the edges change from soft to firm, turn meat over again.
- Pour diced tomatoes into the pan and cook with the chicken, after a minute, scoop the tomatoes on top of the chicken to help flavor.
- When center of chicken starts to slightly firm up, flip one more time and put tomatoes on top of chicken.
When center of this side starts to slightly firm up, remove the chicken only from the pan and place on a plate to rest.
- Pour the dressing and milk mixture into the pan with the tomatoes and brown bits and seasoning left over from the cooked chicken. 
- Stir to incorporate the dressing mix and tomatoes into a gravy-like sauce, naturally scraping some of the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
- When the sauce turns brown, remove from the heat.
- Slice down the center of thickest part of the chicken breast to view doneness. The goal is to have beautiful, soft meat, but no uncooked pink left. 
- Dice the chicken breasts into rough 1" cubes.
(If the center meat is definitely uncooked pink, re-cook those pieces in a fresh skillet sprayed with oil, just until pink leaves the meat - you want tender moist chicken, not dry hard chicken.)
-Place chicken in a serving bowl and pour the tomatoes / dressing sauce on top, stir to cover each piece of chicken.

TO PLATE:
- Place a mound of rice on the plate and spoon the chicken and sauce on top.
- Garnish with some fresh chopped chives
- Add a vegetable or side salad to complete the plate.

RICE
Directions:
1 cup rice
2 cups salted water
- In a med pot, bring above to a boil, then reduce temp. to a simmer and cover with a lid.
- Cook rice for 20 minutes WITHOUT taking off the lid or stirring. 
- After 20, remove lid & fluff rice.
- Ready to serve. 

Recipe serves 4 to 6
(Source: original recipe from Atkinson Family Cookbook)


Until later,
Jack
ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all content. Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" are © Copyright 2014 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All photographs were taken and/or used with permission. Artworks © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Beatles Arrive in the U.S.A. (1964)… Popular Culture Changes Forever + Food: Bananas Foster


ART / MUSIC: 
THE BEATLES
ARRIVE IN U.S.A.
The New York Public Library
recently presented an exhibition
"Ladies & Gentlemen, 
THE BEATLES!" 

Entrance to the N.Y. Library exhibition.

In 1964, The Beatles arrived in the United States launching a revolution that changed the course of popular music. Their influence also dramatically affected fashion, art, advertising, religion, politics and almost every aspect of popular culture. A half-century later, The Beatles continue to touch our lives and despite the evolution of music, their songs continue to provide a a soundtrack for our memories and a mirror of our dreams.

John, Paul, George, Ringo, their songs and their musical instruments have become icons of popular rock music. In the early days of televisions being in every home, their performances on The Ed Sullivan Show riveted a whole generation to that glowing tube.

Our infatuation with The Beatles continues and today every generation knows and listens to their music, which is still played regularly on the radio.














Newspaper clipping from the day The Beatles arrived in the US for the first time.



On TV, The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS.







Beatles with Ed Sullivan.

Beatles Perform on Ed Sullivan Show.

A look at the set in color.

Original drawing for the set design.
Beatles rehearse for Ed Sullivan Show.



Beatles early business card.



The Beatles with Pete Best as the drummer.


Two cover versions of their first album, Capitol Records.





Early Recording - on TOLLIE Record label.

"She Loves You" on Swan label.



Gold Record for "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

Poster for "A Hard Day's Night" B/W movie.

Poster for "HELP" COLOR movie.


The "Butcher Cover" was nixed by Capital Records.
After the first run of production, the album had a "beige" cover
 (below)
pasted over the Butcher cover (above). 
Only the few promotional copies of the original "Butcher Cover"
were sent out to radio stations
Many fans steamed the pasted-over cover off, to reveal the original underneath. 
The unadulterated promo copies are the most valuable of Beatles' memorabilia.





Newspaper articles from the day the Beatles arrived in NYC. (New York Journal American's coverage)















(Source: All photos were taken with permission of the New York Public Library, as journalistic coverage, for publicity of their exhibition "Ladies & Gentlemen, The Beatles!" Artworks © individual creators, artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.)

FOOD:
BANANAS FOSTER

Bananas Foster
(flambé table side if possible)

6 Tbs butter
4 Tbs brown sugar
4 ripe bananas, peeled & sliced lengthwise
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup banana liqueur
1 cup white rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Melt butter in chafing dish or skillet. Add brown sugar and blend. Add bananas and sauté. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Now pour the banana liqueur and the rum over the bananas. Start shaking skillet to agitate the alcohol, ignite, basting with the flaming liquid. When the flame has died, serve bananas and sauce over ice cream onto individual dishes.
Serves 4


Bananas Foster originated at Brennan's and is the "fancy" crowning glory of New Orleans' desserts.


Until later,
Jack
ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all content. Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" are © Copyright 2014 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All photographs were taken and/or used with permission. Artworks © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.