Dinner Is Served: How 10 Famous Artists Would Host Thanksgiving

Mondrian | All images courtesy of the artist
Mondrian | All images courtesy of the artist
Photo of Rachel Gould
Art & Design Editor12 July 2017

You could say that Berkeley-based artist Hannah Rothstein works in the medium of “plated” art. She certainly knows how to play with her food, and her clever photo series titled Thanksgiving Special depicts edible versions of famous paintings by Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Vincent Van Gogh, and more.

Piet Mondriaan, 1930 - Mondrian Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow

Author of The Cocktail Hour Coloring Book and Yoga for Bros, Hannah Rothstein works in several traditional mediums – watercolors, acrylic, photography – as well as some of your less conventional materials like turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Perhaps you’ve never thought to eat a Picasso (and rightfully so), but swap out the paint for stuffing and cranberry sauce and some of history’s most famous paintings are surprisingly appetizing.

A series of ten photographs in total, Thanksgiving Special is more than just a feast for the eyes; Rothstein sells prints of her edible art on her website, and donates ten percent of her profits to a local food bank.

For more on Hannah Rothstein, visit her website and follow her on Instagram @hrothsteinart.

Magritte Ceci n'est pas une pipe | © calmansi/Flickr
Blurriness inbetween | © Luis Tamayo/Flickr
Left, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. Right, Van Gogh – Starry Night – Google Art Project | © WikiCommons.
Jackson Pollock | © Dale Cruse/Flickr
Che Guevara 1962 Andy Warhol Poster | © Wapster/Flickr