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Hotdog @ the Chrysler Building

De Hotdog bij het Chrysler Building - Lyklema Fine Art

The Chrysler Building is NEW YORK. NY is Hot Dogs. This work was made by Peter Pratt (1945). It is a typical work that looks a bit fifties, as if Hopper could have painted it. The clothes, the cars and the street scene. However, the bus is more modern. It's clean, smooth and almost too real. Neon is missing. Shadow makes it seem as if the city is slowly waking up. Understated and subtly evocative, the painting invites the viewer to reflect on the story. The individuals appear isolated and disconnected from their environment. This makes it a modern and expressive painting that lets you dream away through the streets of NY.

In the Netherlands, Pratt was a member of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, after he was also a member of a professional association of sculpture in our capital. He lived there from 1971 to 1986 and had exhibitions in The Hague and Amsterdam. He now lives and works in Malaga and Marakesh. This work of the Chrysler Building was once purchased by the government with an art scheme from the BKR. The work has a serenity and appeals to the speed of New York. The city that is always alive and vibrant. And a city where you will find a Hot Dog stand on every corner, especially between the Chrysler Building and Grand Central.

The Hot Dog probably comes from Frankfurt or Coburg; this is still disputed. When many Germans immigrated to America in the mid-19th century, they brought their eating habits with them. The sausages were then known as 'Dachshund', which looks a bit like the sausage. In English the name soon changed to hot dog. The first hot dog stalls in New York appeared on the streets at the beginning of the 20th century. The Chrysler Building was completed in 1930 and has 377 meters and 77 floors.

The Ultimate Hot Dog

  • Fresh baguette
  • Butter
  • Hot dog
  • Bacon
  • Maple syrup
  • Sugar
  • Truffle mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Rosemary sprig
  • Sauerkraut
  • Fried onion
  • Black truffle

Bake the baguette. Mix the sugar and maple syrup. Add the bacon slices and fry in a frying pan. Then cut into pieces. Heat the hot dogs. Also heat the sauerkraut with some Dijon Mustard and some rosemary. Fill the bun layer by layer. Sprinkle with the fried onion and black truffle. Finish with truffle mayonnaise and optional ketchup if you can't resist, to taste.

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