11/28/2007

meat paintings


As the title suggests, Mike Geno has done a series of paintings of meat. Bacon, Spareribs, Lamb Leg Chops, and so forth. Buy the originals here ($600 for a 12"x12" oil painting on board), or buy prints for $20 from his etsy site. All very nice paintings offered in a very straight-forward way. Yes. Now just tell me, I'm curious. Who the hell would want a painting of meat (much less a print of a painting of meat) hanging on their wall? I mean besides 2tall (my gastronomical opposite), who is probably wondering if the things come in wallet size.

4 comments:

tootall said...

Cool! I'm guessing the wife wouldn't have the same thought. Bacon salt, bacon paintings, the boy (and his dad) would be in heaven

Nemo said...

So you're saying they don't come in wallet sizes? Even the bacon ones?

The Fishmonger said...

At first I didn't understand why someone would want to put a pic of bacon into their wallet. Seemed like overkill. But then I realized that not everyone has a wallet that is covered with images of bacon. So yeah, I guess wallet sized images of bacon would be a draw. I guess he just hasn't thought of it. If he had, he'd surely be raking in the dough from bacon-wallet-deprived individuals. Good point nemo!

food-ie mike said...

um, thanks for the compliment.. I guess. Found this while doing a google search of myself. I'm very flattered.
:)

If you went to my etsy shop, you'd see the print of the bacon painting is by far the most popular and this summer, My paintings were featured inside and on the cover of Meatpaper magazine.
Oh, there's a whole culture that admires meat as artworthy. Aren't we a bit tired of still life paintings of pears and wine bottles?

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