This is How Your Favorite Artists Would Plate Their Thanksgiving Meals

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Piet MondrianPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
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Piet MondrianPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Piet Mondrian
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Julian SchnabelPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Julian Schnabel
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Mark RothkoPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Mark Rothko
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Cindy ShermanPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Cindy Sherman
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Georges SeuratPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Georges Seurat
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Vincent van GoghPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Vincent van Gogh
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
René MagrittePhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
René Magritte
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Jackon PollockPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Jackson Pollock
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Pablo PicassoPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Pablo Picasso
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein
Andy WarholPhoto via: Hannah Rothstein
Andy Warhol
Photo via: Hannah Rothstein

Happy Black Friday! Here at artnet News we are still reeling from copious meals and family get-togethers, but we just can’t seem to get over the fantastic Thanksgiving-themed photographic project by Hannah Rothstein.

Thanksgiving Special, the latest series by the San Francisco-based artist, envisions how a handful of important artists would plate their Thanksgiving meals. And she nails it.

Using only turkey, cranberry, corn, and beans as materials, Rothstein has paid homage to a range of artists’ signature styles, including the geometric compositions of Piet Mondrian, the impressionistic landscapes of Vincent van Gogh, the messy drips and splashes of Jackson Pollock, and even the cubist fragments of Pablo Picasso.

Some favorites of ours include the self-portrait with food à la Cindy Sherman, the edible take on René Magritte’s Ceci n’est pas un pipe (1928-29), and a meditative color-field composition in the style of Mark Rothko made with, well, jam.

And, crucially, it’s all for a good cause. Profits from sales of these limited edition prints will be donated to the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank.

Showing both a fantastic sense of humor and history of art savviness, Rothstein has certainly won Thanksgiving. Next year, for the artnet News team at least, a plain turkey on a plate just won’t do.

Check Hannah Rothstein’s “Thanksgiving Special” series in the slideshow above.


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