“I wanted to paint food that is inherently New York and food that truly defines NYC. I have traveled the world and I tried to capture the things we just do better and things you cannot even come close to duplicating outside of NY. To the naked eye, I guess these are just some painting of food but to me they are memories. They are a proclamation of love for my city, love of my experiences, love for my friends, love for my family.” Damon Johnson
212 Arts is pleased to present Famous Original, a solo exhibition of Acclaimed artist Damon Johnson. His new series is inspired by his love of New York’s culinary treasures. His paintings take you on a journey stretching from the Lower East Side’s rich history of pastrami to the hallowed institutions of New York’s pizza havens. If you’re a true connoisseur and have your opinion on where to get the best bagel, slice, or sub in New York this show really is for you.