Food: a simple four-lettered word that describes one of the key ingredients (pun intended) to our survival. It splits our day into threes; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and gathers us around tables with friends, loved ones, and strangers. From Da Vinci’s The Last Supper to Cézanne’s still lifes, Judy Chicago’s feminist tablescapeThe Dinner Party, and Carrie Mae Weems' intimate series, The Kitchen Table, artists have long been creating works about and around the idea of food.
When looking at food-related album art, The Rolling Stone’s Let It Bleed comes to mind, along with the Tex-Mex and PB&J-inspired gatefolds of ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres & Jefferson Airplane’s Volunteers along with the work of Pentagram designer Paula Scher. Scroll down to find more album covers depicting food, along with a more complete list on Album Whale.
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