To Sup’ With Saddam

Would you, if you could, eat from Saddam’s plate?

When Saddam Hussein fell from power following America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, widespread looting of his palaces scattered valuables of every ilk to the far corners of Iraq and of the world. Among the most plentiful and otherwise banal were also among the most symbolic: Hussein’s plates, upon which the autocrat and his cohorts supped well at the expense of the citizenry. Through Nov. 26, New Yorkers can dine on some of those plates, through the latest collaboration between Creative Time, a Manhattan-based nonprofit arts group, and Park Avenue Autumn restaurant, at 63rd Street and Park Avenue.

Read the rest of the article by Austin Considine form Tmagazine here.

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