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Mike Geno Lives in Philadelphia, Paints Cheese

Some artists find a subject and just stick with it. William Wegman and his brown dogs, Jackson Pollock and his liquid movement, Thomas Kinkade and his light, George Rodrigue and his blue dog. It’s not that often you see someone dedicate himself to painting foodstuffs, however. Enter Mike Geno, who is based in Philadelphia, fittingly (cheesesteaks by Geno’s, natch) and who, when he was in grad school, got so hungry one day that he bought a porterhouse steak, painted a picture of it, and then ate it. The steak, not the painting. Ten years later, Geno’s still painting pictures of food. Cheese, mostly, and with startling realism. (FULL ARTICLE: Jeff Gordinier, The New York Times)