This latest batch also focuses on artists well-established in the art history canon, recreating their works with the foodstuffs one would expect to grace the typical Thanksgiving plate. Corn, outlined by gravy, forms one of Keith Haring’s figures, invigorated by sliced segments of green beans; mashed potatoes and corn form parts of the petals of an open Georgia O’Keefe flower, with a pool of gravy representing its ovule. Another shows the woman from Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” (1907–08) as a poult made of pulverized spuds, shrouded in gilded corn and haricots verts. Rothstein also constructed some of these new images digitally, such as one rendering of a roasted turkey floating in formaldehyde — an homage to everyone’s favorite spot painter — and a distorted plate of vegetables to echo the melting visuals in Salvador Dalí’s paintings.
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