Miralda-Selz
Traiteurs coloristes

1967-1973

Traiteurs Coloristes

[…]”Christmas 1967: Dorothée Selz and Antoni Miralda, “caterers-colorists”, send a baby Jesus in marshmallow paste to their friends by way of wishes, as well as a croque-Jesus in lieu of appetizer, a croque monsieur in baby state. It is the starting point of a common adventure of edible art in which the ritual is intimately linked to the material […]”

[…] “Chronological coincidence: the four-color meal at Givaudan’s in Paris… is taking place on March 12th, 1970, which is seven years to the day after the opening of the Spoerri restaurant in Düsseldorf (March 2nd – 13th 1963, J. Gallery), nine years after the presentation of “Entremets de la Palissade” (Fence Desserts) by Raymond Hains at the First Festival of New Realism in Nice (July 13th, 1961), twelve years after the blue cocktail, symbol of universal impregnation through color, served by Yves Klein to his guests during his exhibition of Emptiness at Iris Clert’s (April 28th, 1958) […]”

Extract from Pierre Restany’s text Eat Art, l’âge d’or du sucre d’art (the Golden Age of Sugar Art) in catalogue Sucre d’art Decorative Arts museum, Paris (FRA), 1978, curator Dorothée Selz

Photos © Antoni Miralda, D.R.

Authors :
Eric Birlouez
Jean Couteau
Laurent Damiens
Laurence Dreyfus
Géraldine Girard-Fassier
Roberto Martínez Gonzáles
Pierre Tilman

Croque Jésus

1967
Sweets
Confectionery and rhodoid box, diameter 15 cm (5.9 in)

Repas Galerie Claude Givaudan

March 12th, Paris
Gallery transformed in restaurants for 80 guests with kitchen and chef underground, menu served in 4 colors

Eat Art Bankett

June 4th 1970, Düsseldorf
Spoerri Restaurant / Eat Art Gallery
Meal entirely transformed by food coloring

Au centre Daniel Spoerri, à droite Miralda.

Série Gâteaux Paysages (Landscape Cakes)

Hanover Gallery, London, 1969
Eat Art Gallery / Spoerri Restaurant, Düsseldorf, 1970

Touristic cake

Birthday cake for Guy
(Guy Selz)

Garden cake

Bathroom cake

Gâteau de l'anniversaire de l'amour (Cake of Love Birthday)

1969, Paris
Salon de Mai

Earth Day Cake

For Look magazine, New York, 1971

Traiteurs Coloristes

[…]”Christmas 1967: Dorothée Selz and Antoni Miralda, “caterers-colorists”, send a baby Jesus in marshmallow paste to their friends by way of wishes, as well as a croque-Jesus in lieu of appetizer, a croque monsieur in baby state. It is the starting point of a common adventure of edible art in which the ritual is intimately linked to the material […]”

[…] “Chronological coincidence: the four-color meal at Givaudan’s in Paris… is taking place on March 12th, 1970, which is seven years to the day after the opening of the Spoerri restaurant in Düsseldorf (March 2nd – 13th 1963, J. Gallery), nine years after the presentation of “Entremets de la Palissade” (Fence Desserts) by Raymond Hains at the First Festival of New Realism in Nice (July 13th, 1961), twelve years after the blue cocktail, symbol of universal impregnation through color, served by Yves Klein to his guests during his exhibition of Emptiness at Iris Clert’s (April 28th, 1958) […]”

Extract from Pierre Restany’s text Eat Art, l’âge d’or du sucre d’art (the Golden Age of Sugar Art) in catalogue Sucre d’art Decorative Arts museum, Paris (FRA), 1978, curator Dorothée Selz

Photos © Antoni Miralda, D.R.

Authors :
Eric Birlouez
Jean Couteau
Laurent Damiens
Laurence Dreyfus
Géraldine Girard-Fassier
Roberto Martínez Gonzáles
Pierre Tilman