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This sculpture by Chris Antemann seems to show the artist’s view of the kitchen as an unrivalled place of sin. Indeed he does depict a nude woman on a kitchen table eating. Lust & Gluttony
Kitchen Frenzy This set of photographs by Anna and Bemhard Blume seek to depict the kitchen as a place where repeated “daily rituals” break down. The kitchen appears as a place of great chaos and horror.
This picture was taken during the Kitchen Debates between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Vice President Nixon during the Cold War. Here the kitchen was meant as a show of American Superiority.
With the many product placements, Tom Wesselmann perhaps wanted to depict the kitchen as something owned by the media. That is to say something whose very form is determined by commercial advertisements.
Lady in Kitchen & Kitchen Scene Aaron Siskind uses his camera to show the kitchen as an embodiment of oppression. Siskind takes these photos of the working class to show their squalid conditions to the world.
Ham and Eggs This is an advertisement produced by Ralph Steiner which was featured in the Delineator. From the image of many eggs on a kitchen table, you get a strong impression of the duplicity of kitchens.
Woman/Purple Dress/Kitchen This dollhouse photo was meant by its artist Lauri Simmons to serve as a critique of the “culture of domesticity.” She saw the kitchen as quite a lonely place.
Adjustment This final photograph is maybe the most peculiar in the MOMA exhibit. Perhaps Lucas Samaras wanted to show his perception of the nonsensical kitchen.