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Questionnaire: Allen Ruppersberg

Q. What would we find in your fridge? A. Shipwreck casserole and sailor’s duff

BY Allen Ruppersberg in Interviews , Questionnaires | 16 AUG 19

Photograph: Augusta Wood, 2019

What do you wish you could eat?

For sure, dumplings and foolproof cake. 


What foods do you like the look of?

Yellow coffee cakes and sea-foam candies.

What do you wish you could cook?

Macaroni Mousse.


Who would you most like to invite to a meal?

The owner of Debbie’s ‘Sock It to Me’ Lounge.


What is your favourite representation of food in art?

A found poem:

First_Mixture Begins to Rise

Second_It Continues Rising

And Begins to Brown in Spots.

Third_It Rises in the Center

And Browns All Over.

Fourth_It settles to Level

And Shrinks from Pan.


What do you listen to in the kitchen?

Scripture cake.


What is the most delicious thing on earth?

Liver rolls and meat rings.

This article first appeared in frieze issue 205 with the headline ‘Questionnaire: Allen Ruppersberg’.

Allen Ruppersberg lives in Los Angeles, USA. Recent exhibitions include ‘Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018’ (2018) at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; ‘Allen Ruppersberg: What a Strange Day It Has Been’ at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles (2018); and the group show ‘Political Affairs – Language Is Not Innocent’ at Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (2019).