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The Whitney Is Getting Into the Edible Art Trend With New Food Exhibit

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Several wooden pedestals hold various fruits and vegetables atop them as part of a museum exhibit at the Whitney Museum.
Darren Bader, no title, not dated. Fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Sascha S. Bauer and Eleanor Heyman Propp 2015.108. © Darren Bader.
Image courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

An edible exhibit is coming to the Whitney Museum

An upcoming exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art will allow visitors to eat the items on display. Titled fruits, vegetables; fruits and vegetable salad, the showing is the latest work by artist Darren Bader who is known for his often quirky, interactive artwork including Lasagna on Heroin, where he injected a piece of lasagna with heroin back in 2012.

Fruits and vegetables will be displayed like art objects on wooden pedestals, except museum staff will turn them into salads every so often. The produce will be replaced each time throughout the show’s length from January 15 to February 17, 2020. Salads are served Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday afternoons, as well as Friday nights. The Whitney is the latest to participate in the edible art trend following the $120,000 duct-taped banana at Art Basel Miami Beach, which has since been spoofed by Brooklyn pizzerias.

In other news

— A large nightclub is coming to West 41st Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, part of a growing number of restaurants and bars opening on that block. Club Nebula is set to open in September 2020.

— Upper West Side restaurant Cafe 86 has been closed by the city’s health department for the second time this year due to a variety of health code violations including the presence of roaches and mice.

— A City Council member is planning to introduce a bill that will create greater job security for the city’s hotel workers.

— The Employment Policies Institute, a DC-based non-profit held a protest in front of the newly reopened Lower East Side restaurant Colors. The group is against a minimum-wage hike for tipped workers as they feel it will costs those workers their jobs. Colors was created by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, the group campaigning for a minimum wage increase.

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