The “Lip Service” dinner series by artist Andrea Mary Marshall consists of both “The Original Supper,” a set of hand painted spoons, and “The Marilyn Knives,” individual hand painted knives. Both are available for purchase.
Hand Painted Flatware by Andrea Mary Marshall
The Original Supper
“The Original Supper” is a thirteen piece set of double-sided, hand painted silverware inspired by 15th century Apostle Spoons, which included a decorative spoon for Jesus Christ and each of the twelve apostles seated at ‘The Last Supper.’
above: The thirteen Hollywood icons featured in “The Original Supper” are (from left to right): Shirley Temple, Dolly Parton, Joan Crawford, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Anna Nicole Smith, Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Elizabeth Taylor, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Cher and Britney Spears.
Replacing Jesus and his apostles are thirteen female Hollywood icons objectified by only their red lips and labia. Madonna is featured as Jesus Christ or the ‘Savior Spoon’ and Marilyn Monroe is represented by a knife, symbolizing Judas and ‘the kiss of death.’ This double-sided set serves up sex as ‘the original meal ticket’ and comments on the consumption and exploitation of sexuality in popular culture.
WARNING: The following images are graphic and not suitable for those under 18 years of age
The Original Supper is a 13 piece set and comes with a black lacquered tray and black napkins. $6,500 USD (buy it here)
The Marilyn Knives
“The Marilyn Knives” is Marshall’s edition of five hand painted dinner knives featuring Marilyn Monroe’s lips based on the Gene Korman publicity photograph made popular in Andy Warhol’s famed silk-screen portrait. Each set of lips is painted a different shade, from pink to red, as legend has it Marilyn Monroe wore five lipsticks at once to create her famous pout.
The Marilyn Knives are sold separately, each comes with a black napkin. $850 USD each (buy them here)
Artist Andrea Mary Marshall is actually on this Month’s cover of SCENE magazine:
About the artist:
Andrea Mary Marshall is a New York based artist. Her work consists mainly of self-portraits rendered as paintings, photographs, and film. Through self portraiture, Marshall examines the intersection of identity, female sexuality, and consumer culture in the context of the “ideal woman.” Her inaugural solo show, Toxic Women, was held at Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City, in 2011. Her work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including 400 Women (Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK), Grupo de los Diecseis Exhibition (Hacienda de los Morales, Mexico City), and Ni Una Mas (The Juarez Murders) (Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA). She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in 2006.