Slideshow: Pizza Art

<em>PIZZA PIZZA</em>
PIZZA PIZZA

By Tom Brown
2010. Oil on canvas, 8 x 8 in.

Tom Brown is an instructional painter from California. Brown teaches several lessons about pallet knife painting, but this piece was actually painted using a credit card. You can see a video of how this painting was made on YouTube.

<em>The Neat Freak Pizza</em>
The Neat Freak Pizza

By Veronica Diago
Image: 7 x 7 in; sheet: 8 1/2 x 11 in Epson Premium Presentation Paper

Diago says: "I just randomly joined the terms "pizza" and "neat freak" together as part of an experiment and 'The Neat Freak Pizza' was born. It's the portrait of a pizza who is obsessed with organizing. She helplessly and constantly tries to line up her uneven, odd items neatly in rows."

<em>Shibuya</em>
Shibuya

By Mickael Broth
2008. Pen and ink on pescia paper, 22 x 30 in.

This work is by one of my favorite artists and Richmond, Virginia, natives.

<em>Pizza/Palette</em>
Pizza/Palette

By Claes Oldenburg
1966. Color lithograph, 29 3/8 x 38 1/2 in. Edition of 100. Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Helen and Paul Anbinder. © 2010 Claes Oldenburg

<em>Geezer</em>
Geezer

By Sarah Lucas
2002. Oil, cut-and-pasted printed paper, and pencil on wood, 31 7/8 x 29 1/2 in (81 x 74.9 cm). Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased with funds provided by The Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach, Director. © 2010 Sarah Lucas.

Geezer is made mostly from pizza advertisements. It is part of a collection of work that Lucas dedicated to the popular London soccer player from the 1970s, Charlie George.

<em>Pizza Slice</em>
Pizza Slice

By Shawn Kenney
Acrylic, 8 x 10 in.

This slice came from Fellini Pizzeria in Providence, Rhode Island. Kenny often paints food items as part of the Will Paint for Food project, which Kenney co-founded with food writer Lydia Walshin. A portion of proceeds from sales of the work is donated "to agencies working to end hunger through education, outreach, and food distribution."

<em>Tree And Daffodil</em>
Tree And Daffodil

By Ted Mineo
2008. Watercolor on paper, 12 x 12 in.

Ted Mineo is a Slice reader whose work has been featured on Slice before.

<em>Pronto Pizza </em>
Pronto Pizza

By Markus Hartel
2008. Photograph.

This is a great image from New York street photographer Markus Hartel.

<em>Pizza to Go</em> (detail)
Pizza to Go (detail)

By David Voisard
2005. Metal.

This sculpture sits out side of a Peter Piper Pizza chain location in the Oracle Crossings Shopping Center in Oro Valley, Arizona.

<em>Hot Italian Pizza</em>
Hot Italian Pizza

By Nat Norman
c. 1950. Photograph.

<em>The Roman Coliseum</em>
The Roman Coliseum

By Prudence Emma Staite
Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
2007. Pizza dough from Pizza Express.

Staite is a food sculptor whose other works are made from butter, cheese and chocolate.

<em>The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria</em>
The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria

Artist unknown
2005.

This work was featured in a 2005, Columbus Day Parade float sponsored by Sorrento Cheese in Little Italy. The ships are made of Parmesan cheese, pizza dough, spaghetti, roasted red peppers, and spinach lasagna.