From Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s famed painting “Vertumnus” to the endless examples of food included in contemporary artworks, it is hard not to be convinced that food is an inspiration for numerous artists. What about vice versa — art as inspirations for chefs? As a matter of fact, the ways many celebrated chefs describe their practice of culinary creation sound like an artistic practice: expression of oneself, inspirations from nature and life, exciting senses, being adventurous and disrupting conventions.
This list of celebrity chef-collectors compiled by LARRY’S LIST will probably prove even more strongly the close-knit relationship between art and food, between cooking and art making.
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An American chef and restaurateur, David Burke is known for his appearance on the reality TV program Iron Chef America. He confessed that he likes collecting art and things that he does not need. His collection includes Picasso and Chagall lithographs; a group of blown-glass “baskets” by Dale Chihuly; an enormous, brightly painted missionary bell; and a driftwood figure that Burke bought in Sonoma, California and refers to as “my butler.”