Saturday, April 23, 2011

Will & Kate - Royal Wedding Objects + Sgt. Pepper's Cover Artist Show + Best Fish & Chips

The Royal Wedding will be held in London on April 29, 2011

The Mad Hatters of London

Hats fell out of favor for most of the world, but never for the British and this wedding has sparked a fever for fancy hats by British designers.

Royal Art
The Royal Wedding
To view a "Royal Art Slide Show" click the following link = Royal Wedding Art
For details of where to watch the wedding go to the following link=
Peter Blake
Gallery Show

Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery, Copyright Peter Blake 2011
Peter Blake, the artist who created the album cover for The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Album is now on a World Tour with his new gallery show.
More images from the Peter Blake's Gallery Show.
Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery
Copyright Peter Blake 2011
Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery
Copyright Peter Blake 2011

Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery, Copyright Peter Blake 2011

Peter Blake: World Tour 
April 14 - June 18, 2011 
Press Release:
English artist Peter Blake has often been called “the godfather of Pop Art” and his work is widely shown and collected throughout Europe.  He has rarely shown in the United States; this is his third exhibition in New York since 1962. Though he is best known in the states for creating the album cover of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ his paintings, drawings, prints and collages have focused on all aspects of popular culture from sports to music to film. Beyond being seen as iconic imagery, Blake’s work has always had a particular ability to translate the social preoccupations of the time. While immersed in pop culture, his art belongs to a long tradition of figurative realism and he has been influenced by Victorian imagery, myth, folk art, outsider art and vintage illustration. Peter Blake: World Tour will feature 10 unique collages on paper and canvas depicting New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Venice and Tokyo.  These unique mixed media pieces combine real imagery (vintage postcards and photographs) with Blake’s invented additions, transcending time and leading the viewer deep into the artist’s imagination. This body of work features “Butterfly Man,” a whimsical character who travels the world orchestrating butterflies.  This exhibition also marks the debut of Blake’s newest suite of silkscreens, Paris Portfolio, also based on vintage postcards, as well as two new editions, Union Jack and Old Glory. Blake is a relentless collector and  experimenter.  While all of the works in this exhibition feature imagery that has attracted Blake since the 1960s, his exploration of digital technology has added a new component to his collages. Computer scanning, manipulation, and ink jet printing happily provide Blake the ability to alter his collage imagery in ways that would not have been possible through earlier photographic techniques he used.  By increasing the scale of his collage elements, Blake heightens detail and reveals new information to the viewer. 
Please contact Jordan Karney for more information at 212.397.0669 or Born in 1932, Peter Blake studied at the Royal College of Art in the early 1950s and along with fellow students such as David Hockney and RB Kitaj, played a crucial role in the emergence of Pop Art. Blake’s first one-man exhibition was held in 1962 at the Portal Gallery, London and his first US show was that same year at New York’s Sidney Janis Gallery. Solo shows followed at the Robert Fraser Gallery (1965) and since the early ‘70s, his work has been exhibited regularly in one-man shows at Waddington Galleries and throughout the world. His first Retrospective exhibition was held as early as 1969 at the City Art Gallery, Bristol. Subsequent Retrospectives were held in 1973 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, touring to Hamburg and Brussels and at the Tate Gallery (1983). 
In 1994 he was made the Third Associate Artist of the National Gallery, London. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1981, and was knighted in 2002. In 2007 the Tate Liverpool held a major retrospective of Blake’s work which toured to Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain in 2008.  Blake’s own collection of art received critical acclaim and attention when featured in James Brett’s Museum of Everything, first at the Frieze art fair and then at the museum in Primrose Hill through February 2011. A solo exhibition for Blake will open at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England in May 2011. 

All images used by permission, Copyright Peter Blake, 2011.

For more information contact
Mary Ryan Gallery
527 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 397-0669 

Every 30 years or so the Brits host a Royal Wedding that captures the world's attention. This next week Will & Kate will do just that.
The Royal Wedding / Collectables

The official Royal Wedding china range bears the couple's entwined initials in gold and silver surmounted by the coronet of Prince William and the wedding date. The china is handmade for the Royal Collection in Stoke-on-Trent using methods that have remained unchanged for 250 years. Each item is individually decorated and then embellished with several layers of burnished gold and platinum before a final layer of gilding in 22-carat gold is applied by hand.  Supplies are limited. The techniques involved in producing these items require more time than typical china. There are currently 5 plants in Staffordshire working at full capacity to meet the demand for these pieces. 

The Royal Collection, one of the finest art collections in the world, is held in trust by the queen as sovereign for her successors and the nation. The collection is on display at the royal residences and in exhibitions throughout the world. A part of your purchase price of these Royal Collection gift items supports the charitable trust responsible for the care and conservation of the Royal Collection of Art.

William and Catherine Wedding Tankard 
The official William and Catherine wedding china from the Royal Collection. The tankard, plate and pill box have been exclusively designed for the Royal Collection and approved by His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The tankard is 3.07" x 3.03". Gift Box presentation, card of authenticity. This item IS IN STOCK NOW. Order now the wedding day is almost here. 
Item #: 5111, 
Price: $65.00 

William & Catherine Wedding Tea Towel 
A Tea Towel part of the official range of items from Buckingham Palace to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The design was approved by the couple and matches the items in the china range. Hang on the wall, on a door or in a window to serve as a wedding decoration. All cotton, made in the UK. 18.5" x 29.5" Now in stock although supplies are limited. 
Item #: 5114, 
Price: $14.95 

William & Catherine Wedding Pill Box 
The official William and Catherine wedding china from the Royal Collection. The tankard, plate and pill box have been exclusively designed for the Royal Collection and approved by His Royal Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. The pill box is 1.18" high by 2.36" in diameter. Gift Box presentation, card of authenticity. Limited Quantities. This item IS IN STOCK NOW. Order now the wedding day is almost here. 
Item #: 5113, 
Price: $47.00

William & Catherine Wedding Decoration 
A heart shaped decoration in brushed cotton, part of the official range of items from Buckingham Palace to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. Hang in a window, use as a light pull, versatile decor item to celebrate the big event. Embroidered with faux mini pearls around the border. Made in the UK. 4" x 3.5" Now in stock, supplies are limited. 
Item #: 5115, 
Price: $22.50 

Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotch Fudge 
An adult confection that balances the sweet of the candy with the malt whiskey flavours of this exclusive product, single malt, Scotches. Packed in a handsome collectible tin that features a relief painting of the distillery. Made by Gardiners of Scotland, this is the best of both worlds, a melt in your mouth fudge combined with a Scotch connoisseur's treasure. 10.7 oz 
Item #: 45707, 
Price: $16.95 

Englands Coat Of Arms Cup & Saucer
Item #: 6947,
Price: $88.50

Buckingham Palace English Afternoon Tea 
An expanded tea selection from Buckingham and Windsor Palace, extraordinary refreshment available for you and your guest's enjoyment. A crowning achievement in tea. 25 tea bags in each 
Item #: 6990, 
Price: $7.95 

Buckingham Palace Shortbread Thins
Item #: 6987,
Price: $8.95


A Salt & Battery

NYC's Best Fish & Chips

The Zagat rated A Salt & Battery was selected as the Best Fish & Chips in New York by NY Magazine and as a "Critics Pick" by Time Out NY and was the winner of Bobby Flay's Throwdown. Due to the world-wide depletion of fish stocks the restaurant has switched to pollock for their regular menu which has the same texture and taste as cod. It is also sustainable and locally caught. The restaurant is trans fat free and all dishes are prepared to order. Find this catch in Manhattan at 112 Greenwich Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets. 

A Salt & Batter MENU BELOW:
Chips .......$3.50......Large $5.50 No french fries here! 
Pollock ......5.50  Large 8.95 White and flaky with a mild taste cooked 
in our uniquely light batter 
Haddock  ......6.50......Large 9.95 Prime haddock. The king of fish. 
This succulent white fish is the perfect accompaniment to any self-respecting chip 
Sole......6.50......Large 8.95 A white fish fillet lightly cooked in 
batter and served with tartar sauce 
Whiting......5.50......Large  7.95 Great in a sandwich with a splash 
of hot sauce 
Fish Bites......5.50......Large 7.95 Finger size pieces of deep fried 
pollock in a golden batter. Ideal for the kids 
A load of shrimp......9.95  1/2 pound of jumbo shrimp served 
with your choice of tartare or Marie Rose sauce 
Battered sausage......5.95 Large traditional Irish Pork sausage 
in a golden batter. 
Chicken chunks......7.95White meat chicken lightly marinated with 
delicious curried spices and fried until crunchy. Served with marie rose sauce 
Fish Combo......7.25......12.25A mouthwatering combination of 
pollock bites, and shrimp 
Scallops......9.951/2lb of delicious deep-fried sea scallops. 

All our pies are baked 'in-house' to traditional family recipes. 
Steak & kidney pie......6.95 Succulent pieces of steak and kidney 
served in a rich gravy 
Chicken & Mushroom......6.95 Tender pieces of chicken and mushroom 
in a creamy sauce 
Beef & Onion.....6.95 Ground beef with onions seasoned and served in golden pastry. 

Battered beets  ......4.50  Sliced beetroot in a light batter 
Chip Butty...... 5.00  Chips in a buttered, soft white roll 
Onion rings......4.00 
Cole slaw......2.50 
Curry Sauce...... 2.00  Madras Indian style gravy 
‘Bisto’ gravy 
Heinz baked beans......3.00 Imported vegetarian beans baked in a sweet tomato sauce 
Home made mushy peas......3.50 
Pickled onion...... 0.75 
Potato dabs......3.00 Sliced potato deep fried 
Bread roll with butter......1.00 
Home made tartar sauce......0.65 
HP sauce (bottle)......3.99 
Malt vinegar (bottle)...... 3.99 
Ginger beer......2.75 Idris English ginger beer, non-alcoholic 
Shandy......2.75 English Lemonade with a splash of Bass Ale 
Tango......2.75 English Soda in Orange, Apple  
Lilt......2.75 Pineapple and Grapefruit fl avored soda 
Tizer......2.75 Sweet English Soda 
Irn bru......2.75 Unique Scottish Soda 
R Whites lemonade......2.75 English Lemon soda 
Vimto......2.75 Blackcurrant, grape soda 
Coke (regular, diet)......1.50 Sprite......1.50 
Water - bubbly or still......1.50 Tea......1.50 
Stella......5.00 Crisp Belgian larger 
Boddingtons......5.00 Golden creamy ale from Manchester 
Duchy Original English Ale......5.00 Prince of Wales's organic English ale 
Magners cider......5.00Hard sweet Irish cider (alcoholic) 
Ask about our guest beers 

Mars bar......3.25 Imported English Mars bar 
battered and deep fried 
Toffee Crisp......3.25 Caramel and rice crispies in milk chocolate, 
battered and deep fried 
Banana fritter......3.50 A banana battered and deep-fried sprinkled with 
cinnamon sugar 
Pineapple fritter......3.50 A pineapple ring battered and deep-fried, 
sprinkled with cinnamon sugar 

A Salt & Battery
Fish & Chips
(12TH & 13TH STREETS) 
Phone: (212) 691-2713Fax: (212) 691-8739 
Open 11.30am to 10.30pm 7 Days

Elizabeth before she was Queen. 

Until After The Royal Wedding 
Friday April 29, 2011,


ARTSnFOOD, All rights reserved. Concept & Original Text © Copyright 2011 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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1 comment:

  1. Those hats are pretty over the top. But these posts make me want to check out London this summer!