Art and food go hand in hand. Whether the art can be found on the walls of the restaurant, on the plate in front of you, or in the flavour of your meal.
Running from March 13 to March 20, La Petite Maison is looking to solidify the union between art and food with Art a la Carte – showcasing work from both New York artist Jonathan Seliger and Canadian photographer Douglas Kirkland inside their restaurant.
Seliger is best known for his Born To Shop collection, which will also be on display at La Petite Maison – consisting of eye-catching pop art in the form of giant shopping bags including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Kirkland, who found fame in 1961 after a photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe for Look Magazine’s 25th anniversary will be having some of his more iconic work on display for Art a la Carte. Work which includes images of the likes of Coco Chanel and Brigitte Bardot.
Art and food have long had a harmonious relationship though. Picasso, Miro and Chagall once painted in exchange for a meal at La Colombe d’Or, a 1920s cafe turned hotel in the south of France. If only they knew how much their paintings went for now…
Talking about Art a la Carte, Antoine Jaillet, General Manager of La Petite Maison Dubai, said: “You can only fully understand a work of art when you’ve eaten next to it, danced next to it and lived next to it. Art and food have a lot of parallels. Both are open to interpretation and we want to provide a space that allows guests to experience both. Hanging works of art at La Petite Maison Dubai keeps the atmosphere inspirational and refreshing.”
Art a la Carte, La Petite Maison, Gate Village 8, DIFC, Dubai. March 13 to March 20. Tel: (04) 4390505. facebook.com/lapetitemaisonrestaurantdubai.