Exquisite Cutlery

New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard has collaborated with London art collector Valeria Napoleone on a cookbook of Northern Italian recipes, with Upritchard contributing a piece entitled, ‘Balata dining’, (2010) featuring in the ‘meat’ section. Valeria Napoleone’s Catalogue of Exquisite Recipes includes works by some of Napoleone’s favourite artists who were asked to present pieces that they personally felt related to her project. London-based Upritchard’s creation consists of cutlery fashioned from a natural rubber-like material. “I think cutlery is very beautiful,” Upritchard says. “Food and art comes naturally to me and I think forks are something I’d quite like to make some day.”

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