Cocktails with a Curator

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"This book is as informative as a bar guide as it is as a tour of great works of art history."
—"The Critic's Notebook," The New Criterion, December 2022

Based on the critically acclaimed video series of the same name, this volume presents engaging histories of works of art at The Frick Collection paired with creatively inspired drinks. With sixty-five thought-provoking chapters on paintings, sculpture, furniture, and porcelain, Cocktails with a Curator offers a crash course in art history and a delightful introduction to the Frick’s treasures. Each chapter is accompanied by the recipe of a complementary cocktail: Ingres’s portrait of the Comtesse d’Haussonville, for example, is paired with a Jaded Countess (absinthe, vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup), and Holbein’s painting of Thomas More, who famously clashed with Henry VIII, is combined with a Bloody Mary (named after Henry’s eldest daughter, the last Catholic regnant queen of England). The perfect addition to any art connoisseur’s library, Cocktails with a Curator is a witty and intoxicating title that tickles the mind and the tongue.

Authors: Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng and Giulio Dalvit
Drawings by Luis Serrano
Foreword by Simon Schama
Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with Rizzoli Books
Hardcover, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in, 272 pages, 256 color and black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780847872466