Drunk Waiter Pink, 2010 - Jay Batlle

About the Work

About Drunk Waiter Pink

This "Epicurean" drawing by Jay Batlle—made with food coloring, ink, pencil, and watercolor—is influenced by New York City's "foodie" culture. The work references Provence, a SoHo restaurant that is now closed. The drunken waiter of the title ...

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This "Epicurean" drawing by Jay Batlle—made with food coloring, ink, pencil, and watercolor—is influenced by New York City's "foodie" culture. The work references Provence, a SoHo restaurant that is now closed. The drunken waiter of the title seems to poke fun at the solemnity of the city's gourmet dining rituals.

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About the Artist

About Jay Batlle

Jay Batlle's "Epicurean" paintings, drawings, and sculptures take the habits of the gourmet as a source of inspiration and social commentary. Batlle belongs to ...

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Jay Batlle's "Epicurean" paintings, drawings, and sculptures take the habits of the gourmet as a source of inspiration and social commentary. Batlle belongs to a generation of American artists who have responded to the precepts of minimalism and conceptualism. These artists aim to recreate the image and the social process in art, providing a channel for imaginary and everyday experience and forcing academic conventions to confront mass culture. The artist asks: What is the true meaning of art, getting to the top of the social economic ladder or having enough to eat?

A skilled chef as well as an artist, Batlle treats his art much like a recipe, with careful preparation and a methodical process. His layered compositions often incorporate images and text from the food section of publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Times or from pieces of stationary from restaurants around the world, as well as fragments of recipes, sketches, photographs, and other found objects. The resulting works, finished off with dripping coffee grounds, wine, and other food stains, seem to be both a critique of dining decadence and also a celebration of the preparation and consumption of food across cultures.

Click here to read our interview with Jay Batlle on Pop art and food.

Click here to see Jay Batlle's Monopoly figurines on the roofdeck of the Bleecker Street Arts Club.

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Drunk Waiter Pink, 2010

Jay Batlle

Mixed Media
Size Price
11.00" x 8.50" $1,500
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Description

Food coloring, ink, pencil and watercolor.

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