A name which George Castanza of Seinfeld uses whenever he needs to make up a name, such as a reference at a job interview, an author that he likes, a friend that he's meeting, etc.
Person: "Who do you read?"
George: "I like Art Vandelay. He's an obscure writer, beatnik, from the village."

Person: "Who are you meeting?"
George: "Art Vandelay. He's an Importer Exporter."

Person: "Who can a call for a reference?"
George: "That's Vandelay Industries, the address is 186 West 81st Street (Jerry's Apartment).
Person: "What do they do?"
George: "They manufacture and sell latex. The selling of latex and latex related products.

Jerry (upon picking up the phone): "Hello, this is Vandelay Industries, Kel Varnsen speaking."
by Johanste April 21, 2008
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An alias that can be used for almost any purpose. The most popular careers of this particular alias include architect, marine biologist, importer-exporter, author of "Venetian Blinds", and manufacturer of latex. This alias can be used by a male or female, as "Art" can stand for either Arthur or Artemis.
I'm very close to getting a job with Vandelay Industries. They deal in latex.

I'm Art Vandelay. An architect.
by Artemis Vandelay May 18, 2011
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The name George on "Seinfeld" always referred himself to in attempting to pick up women. Mr. Vandelay's occupation is always an architect.
"My name is Art Vandelay, I am an architect."
by phugger March 17, 2003
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The freakin' delicious vegetarian burrito at Moe's.
"Would you like fried mushrooms in your Art Vandelay?" "Hell yes!"
by Burrito-sama April 20, 2010
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An artist that Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick made up to ‘art shame’ Kris jenner.
Kris Jenner: oh my god I love your work Art Vandelay!
Khloe Kardashian: he’s not real mom.
by yourmomsnamehajdhd July 26, 2021
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