Leopold Bloom’s Breakfast of Kidneys

Artist
Steve Munro
Size
Date
2020
Medium
Painting
Material
Acrylic Paint
Description
‘Leopold Bloom’s Breakfast of Kidneys ’ – in this series I’m purposefully not sharing the identities of those that shared their sometimes very personal stories with me; and so, ‘Bloom’s Kidneys’ arose from the childhood of the person who shared this one. Every Sunday they would go to their grandma’s house for Sunday roast and always emanating from the kitchen was the constant smell of cooked offal from the traditional Sunday breakfast that had been eaten earlier; “and it was as though the wood-chip wallpaper itself was being purposefully peeled back so more of the smell could be stored”. The comparison with Joyce’s character, Leopold Bloom with “which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine”, was so acute that whenever this person heard the name ‘Bloom’ they would instantly smell the kitchen of their grandma – a post-war ‘nothing-gets-wasted’ woman from the working class inner-city housing estate of Hyson Green in Nottingham, England.
Price
$ 1200.00
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