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What’s For Dinner?: A Brief History of Food in Art

Galerie Gmurzynska / New York / Art

In the forward to The Gastronomical Me, M. F. K. Fisher addresses the skeptics who ask why she writes about “food, and eating and drinking” rather than “the struggle for power and security.” Fisher debunks the notion that her subject is beneath art’s attention. “When I write of hunger,” she explains, “I am really writing about love and the hunger for it.” From a sumptuous sculpture of layered cakes to a haunting still life of a blood-red oven-ready tenderloin, a delicious array of dietary-inspired, 20th-century art inaugurates the Galerie Gmurzynska’s newly expanded space and celebrates the nourishing relationship between art and food. —C.J.F.

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