Just last month, one of the world’s most recognized art dealers collaborated with one of New York City’s most acclaimed chefs to open a restaurant in the basement of the former’s flagship art gallery. At first glance, Larry Gagosian and Masa Takayama’s upscale Japanese eatery Kappo Masa might seem like an unorthodox partnership, but it’s just the latest example of the increasing number of overlaps between art and food.
These days, entire festivals — Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas comes to mind — are dedicated equal parts to art, music and food. Check out some of the country’s most well known pop-up art exhibits and chances are they’re catered by an impressive array of local chefs or restaurants. Art Frieze in New York this past spring featured the likes of Roberta’s, Mission Cantina, Blue Bottle Coffee, Marlow & Sons, Frankies Spuntino and Momofuku Milk Bar.
But where are the world’s artsy types heading during their downtime? Artnet recently published its list of the “20 hottest art world hangouts of 2014.” The compilation spans 10 countries and is comprised of bars, restaurants, hotels and neighborhoods. Take a look at the full list below and be sure to point out any venues the online publication may have missed in the comments below.
Beverly’s (New York)
Kappo Masa (New York)
Max Fish (New York)
Wynwood Art District (Miami)
Mandrake (Los Angeles)
Hyperion Tavern (Los Angeles)
The Patterson House (Nashville)
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
No Name Bar (Montreal)
Benesse Art Site (Naoshima Island, Japan)
798 Art District (Beijing)
Pauly Saal (Berlin)
New Theater (Berlin)
Viña Vik (Millahue, Chile)
Colomé (Colomé, Argentina)
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