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Food Porn Gets a High-Class Dallas Moment

A Maverick’s Photos of a Star Chef’s Work Become Larger than Life

BY // 04.05.17

An enfant terrible of the photography world, Juergen Teller is known for images that are raw, subversive, and sexually charged.

But when he turned his lens to the two-Michelin-starred culinary creations of Antonio Guida — then executive chef at Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole — Teller’s style took on a more sumptuous, vibrant, color-drenched form in the book Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano (Violette Editions, $60). This was in 2013, when the hotel and chef were at the top of their culinary fame, with Guida’s startling-hued creations appearing more pop art than food.

Three of Teller’s photographs for the book have been super-sized and now command the penthouse dining room at Mirador restaurant at Forty Five Ten on Main.

Teller will visit Forty Five Ten, aptly timed with this month’s swarm of art happenings (his gallery, Lehmann Maupin, is an exhibitor at Dallas Art Fair), and sign the exquisite Il Pellicano book on Friday from 4 to 6 pm.

Forty Five Ten on Main, 1615 Main St., 214.559.4510.

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