“I am using the proceeds to save a chicken I adopted that was loose on the streets of NYC,” he explains, pointing to a NY Post article that first exposed the rogue bird.
Gardega isn’t done with foodie portraits, however. In fact, his next subject is sure to get the attention of epicureans everywhere:
“My next painting is the crucifixion of Mario Batali,” he reveals. “I am not sure why I am on a food kick in my art, but I am just going with it.”
What disturbing blasphemy.