Friday, July 25, 2014


Restaurants and private clubs commissioned Searle to illustrate their menus, presumably to lend them an air of class or an ironic wink sending up their own stuffiness.

'Savage Club Ladies Night'
Published in Graphis #44 1952

Omar Khayyam Club menu 1955

Restaurant des Beaux Arts, St. Germaine, Paris
(see the post on the restaurant here)

Searle depicted the ceremonial entrance of the sommelier countless times over the years, skewering their pomp & circumstance with each drawing.

A private commission for the 'Chapitre de L'Equinoxe' the 413 Chapitre de la confrerie des chevaliers du tastevin. The dinner event marked the 50th anniversary year of the baptisme de l'Escorteur Rapide 'LE BOURGUIGNON" - a battleship!


docnad said...
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docnad said...

These are fabulous rarities!