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Wedding Cake with Chocolate Syrup and Cherry - "Insatiable"

40.00"W x 30.00"H x 1.3"D

$4,680 (Shipping Included)

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Hall Groat II

ENDWELL, NY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: pop culture, pop surrealism, popart, new pop art, plates, dessert, investment art, surreal, classical painting, symbolic, contemporary realism, cherry paintings, chocolate, wedding cake, metaphorical

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1.25"D

Year Created: 2009

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Wedding Cake with Chocolate Syrup and Cherry - entitled "Insatiable," is part of a series that includes large symbolic seductive paintings of mouth-watering desserts and popular culture treats. We live in a culture where people often desire the biggest and best toy --- many want more and more and are often insatiable. And then there are those who simply want to impress their friends through the largest screen TV. The monumental painting of a section of wedding cake is not only a piece that may make you incredibly hungry, but is also might be a metaphor for the world we live in. Just take a bite out this delicious "SUPERSIZE ME PLEASE" cake!

Painter Hall Groat II, professor and chairman of Art and Design at SUNY Broome Community College, teaches foundation courses in painting, drawing, color theory, and computer graphics. Groat earned a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from City University of New York at Brooklyn, a bachelor of arts in art history, minoring in studio art at Binghamton University, and attended graduate and certificate programs at Buffalo State College, Syracuse University, and Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended summer sessions at Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. Groat has had one-person exhibitions at Everson Museum of Art, Roberson Museum of Art, Finger Lakes Community College, Cazenovia College, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Lemoyne College, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and Washington and Jefferson College, and has participated in dozens of group shows throughout the United States. In 2004 Groat was included in the Roberson Museum Center's exhibition, “The Cosmos and Chaos: a Cultural Paradox,” with artists Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Jerome Witkin and several other contemporary artists. His work is included in private and public collections internationally, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Clear Channel Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellular One, House and Garden, LTD., Sheraton Hotel Corporation, Binghamton University, Everson Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute of Art, The State University of New York system, Roberson Museum and Science Center and Washington Jefferson College.

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