Co-Organized by Mary Brockman, Mark Straiton, and Ian Cofre.
A two-day exhibition of the entire 60+ piece collection of menu covers from Chanterelle.*
Design by Merce Cunningham
On display: February 6th and 7th from 1pm-9pm
Reception: February 7th from 5pm-9pm
For over 30 years, David and Karen Waltuck cultivated a unique place in the New York City restaurant world: Chanterelle. Opened in 1979 in SoHo before moving to its more luxurious location in TriBeCa, this restaurant defined downtown fine dining. With the help of the designer Bill Katz, the Waltucks were honored to feature the art of friends and early clients on the covers of their menus.
Each work was created exclusively for the restaurant growing into a one-of-a-kind collection that amounts to the history of Modern Art over the past 3 decades. The Collection will be presented at Kill Devil Hill in its entirety, with the full roster of distinguished contributing artists, photographers, musicians, and writers -- from the inaugural menu by Marisol to a recent, unseen edition by Chuck Close.
Edward Albee, Donald Baechler, Matthew Barney, Jennifer Bartlett, Gretchen Bender, Ross Bleckner, James Brown, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Cosby & Henderson, Merce Cunningham, Lynn Davis, John Dugdale, Donald Evans, Eric Fischl, Allen Ginsberg, April Gornik, Maurice Grosser, Juan Hamilton, Keith Haring, Howard Hodgkin, Jenny Holzer, Gregory Hull, Michael Hurson, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Cletus Johnson, Bill Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Annie Leibovitz, Julian Lethbridge, Tom Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Andrew Lord, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marcel Marceau, Marisol, Francoise Morellet, Malcom Morley, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Nevelson, Daniel Oates, Philippe Petit, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Rothenberg, Julian Schnabel, David Seidner, Jack Shear, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Mike and Doug Starn, Kunie Sugiura, Philip Taaffe, Virgil Thompson, Cy Twombly, Kara Walker, Robert Wilson, and Terry Winters.
Kill Devil Hill is an antique shop specializing in historical items with a unique story. During February and March, we are embarking on a new project called Kill Devil Hill Presents. For two months, our space will be transformed into gallery shows and various pop-up shops by local artists, entrepreneurs, and creators. We are thrilled to inaugurate the project with such an amazing piece of New York history.
Mary Brockman is a co-founder of Kill Devil Hill.
Mark Straiton, born in rural Connecticut, is a co-founder of Kill Devil Hill, and a world-renowned Disc Jockey.
Ian Cofre is a Brooklyn-based independent curator, working primarily with emerging artists. Previous shows include The LouvreFRITOS at Cuchifritos Gallery (2008) and Southern Exposure at Dumbo Arts Center (2009).