Just got a notice this morning of a realist painter currently exhibiting at a nearby restaurant, and wondered,
(1) (a) Is this very common [other than in hotels] and (b) where?
(2) Does one seem to find great chow at these places?
I know of three in my area of Orange County, CA, so far. And, all three places have superior chow, IMO,(though not necessarily high prices). There may even be a small semblance of dish price to art quality, but art quality IS in the eye of the beholder.
(3) Do you enjoy seeing art for sale in a restaurant? OR . . . not?
(4) Do you see some quality correlation to art show and chef quality or to chef lifestyle?
I'd post one of the currently noticed pictures to give an idea of quality, but their website does not allow copying. It is fine art in the genre of realism (almost photorealism). One picture was of a bunchload of green and turning purple grapes, another a flower, another a portrait of nomads, another a portrait of family time, and one called "paradise" that was realism looking, but on the verge of fantasy (like "jabberwocky" and "brillig" are not words, but some seem to be able to equate them to real words in the dictionary > when used with other real words.)
Other places have Op Art and even some that seem to be beginning Art 101 at times, however, they also rotate their stock as they show one particular artist's goods.
Would you eat at a restaurant that had an "art gallery" inside (meant to show for sale)?