19 Wacky Menu Ideas Inspired by Famous Artists

Artists like Vincent van Gogh, Jeff Koons, and Andy Warhol—and their work—inspired the dishes and drinks at events from galas to pop-ups.

By Anna Sekula December 1, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Photo: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Iconic artists have long been a source of inspiration for event decor—think Roy Lichtenstein's primary colors, the tin foil and silver paint of Andy Warhol's Factory, and René Magritte's surreal visuals—but recently planners and chefs have been incorporating references to works on canvas and sculptural pieces into the food served at events. Here's a look at how galas, launches, and pop-ups put artful creations on the menu.

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