“From 2008 until 2018, Jay Batlle frequented restaurants primarily in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, places where he lives and to which he travels, and made paintings and drawings on menu stationery he collected from those meals which he has included in his Stationery Series. Some of these establishments from which the menus are appropriated are well known, having received Michelin accolades, and some renowned only in local gourmand spheres, but what is important is the way they serve to document the peripatetic eating habits of the artist, as well as they ways in which these works bring to the fore the rise of food as a symbol of nomadic and touristic consumption throughout the world in the last decade.” -Katherine Chan Food Network-On Jay Batlle’s Stationery Series 2008-2018″
RESTAURANT – RESTAURANT-RESTAURANT is a limited edition book of Batlle’s stationery drawings, (volume TWO).
This collection contains over a hundred ink and watercolor drawings that Batlle has produced on menus and stationery from restaurants on his travels around the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.
Features and Details:
Size: Standard Portrait 8×10 in/ 21×26 cm
116 Pages Hardbound
Each book comes with an original drawing created on a page of Ritz Hotel stationery left blank in the book by the artist.
Limited Edition Artist Book published by Esso Gallery
SALAD DAYS - each book has a unique drawing by Jay Batlle
This is Hardcover 8" x 10" with 30 pages
With an essay by Adrian Dannatt-translated into Italian by Andrea Cane
Each book has a unique drawing on stationery and is hand stamped.
Books will be available during the fair, or can be ordered above.
INSIDE THE BOOK:
Jay Batlle Free Lunch
Catalog of Solo Exhibition at MNBA Santiago de Chile $65.00