Henry Hargreaves: Mark Rice-Ko

Inspired by the recent defacing of a painting by Russian-American artist Mark Rothko, photographer Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin have recreated the artist's famous artwork with rice. In 1958 Rothko was commissioned to paint the Seagram Murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York. Rothko, who despised the excess and pretense of the elite crowd, accepted the commission and claimed that he tried to create "something that will ruin the appetite of every son-of-a-bitch who ever eats in that room." "We decided to take this tale full circle and reinterpret the works from rice," Hargreaves says, "We hope that this puts a smile on some people's faces and they can learn a little back story to one of the 20th century's most infamous painting series."

 Find out more about the project here.

via [Neatorama]