Tag Archive | Fried Eggs

Eye On Design: Breakfast Suit By Christian Francis Roth

Breakfast Suit By Christian Francis Roth Photo By Gail Worley
All Photos By Gail

Following the lineage of witty designs by creators that include Elsa Schiaparelli and Franco Moschino, this playful Breakfast Suit (Spring / Summer 1990) by Christian Francis Roth employs the Surrealist strategy of displacing everyday objects from their normal environment.

Breakfast Suit By Christian Francis Roth Photo By Gail Worley

Here, a pair of fried eggs are fastidiously pieced down the center front of an otherwise staid, black linen ensemble. Aptly entitled the Breakfast suit, the garment is beautifully constructed, stitched with a level of workmanship and seriousness that belies the joke (yolk)

Breakfast Suit By Christian Francis Roth Photo By Gail Worley
Exhibit Installation View

Roth became known for his engagement with art history and popular culture. His interest in humor and storytelling, combined with an avid devotion to detail, are hallmarks of his work. As the designer himself remarked: “Humor is very important. The quality has to be there, too, otherwise the humor falls dead and the designs just look silly,”

Photographed as part of the exhibit In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection, on view through May 17th, 2020 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Christopher Chiappa’s Eggs-cellent Livestrong Eggs-hibit!

Room of Eggs
I’m So Eggs-cited…(All Photos By Gail)

For his third solo show at Kate Werble Gallery, artist Christopher Chiappa presented a new body of work in its entirety; a series of 7,000 handmade fried egg sculptures that completely invaded the gallery’s two rooms, and every nook and cranny in between. Entitled Livestrong, after cyclist Lance Armstrong’s bright yellow, rubber slogan-bracelet campaign, the show was both visually delightful and a bit overwhelming to experience.

Eggs Near Ceiling

Eggs on Wall and Floor

Chiappa created the eggs in his studio over a period of five years from cast, poured, sanded and painted plaster. Each egg has a slightly toasted edge and a glossy sheen — like the perfectly prepared, over easy egg.

Eggs Seen from Sidewalk

Installation as Seen from the Street

The attention to detail given to the installation of the eggs was absolutely meticulous. They are just everywhere.

Eggs Near Grate

Eggs and Man

And when I say the eggs were everywhere, I mean all over. Here they are on, around and dripping off of the reception desk.

Front Desk Eggs

Eggs on the Desk 2

Eggs on the Ledge

Eggs on the Desk Front

Eggs Detail

They’re coming to get you!

Santa Claus Eggs

This grouping reminds me of Santa Claus!

Eggs in the Pantry

Here they are creeping into the office pantry.

Eggs Around the Corner

And moving around the corner.

Eggs High on Wall

Up high on the gallery’s pristine white walls.

Egg Dripping from Ceiling

Dripping from the ceiling and light fixtures.

Egg on Lighting Fixture

Unbelievable. It was fun to spot them!

Eggs

They had a mind of their own!

Lady With Eggs

This woman was actually scolded for stepping too far into this room, where access was restricted, and with good reason. I heard one of the gallerists mention that they were doing their best to stay vigilant at keeping folks from stepping on the eggs as they walked through the gallery rooms, in order to keep each egg in as pristine condition as possible, as the exhibit is moving on to another location after it closed at Kate Werble on Saturday (January 9th). Check out Christopher Chiappa’s website at This Link to find out where that location might be.

Kate Werble Front Door
Kate Werble Gallery is Located at 83 Vandam Street in NYC.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Belt With Fried Egg Buckle

That’s what it is, alright.

Egg Rug, Over Easy

Sunny Side Up Shag Rug by Designer Valentina Audrito (Image Source)

Modern and innovative home design gets my attention every time. I love this egg rug where the yolks serve as head cushions – perfect for lounging on the floor and watching TV in true comfort. Eggstatic!