Street muralist pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain with a painting next to restaurant

Rodolfo Vieira
Jun 16, 2018
11:18 A.M.

Jonas Never, an artist who specializes in creating street murals, paid tribute to Anthony Bourdain with a graffiti piece of the famous chef.


Bourdain, one of the most recognizable faces on television when it came to food shows, passed away at the age of 61 on June 8, 2018, after committing suicide by hanging.

Never was asked by Gramercy, a new restaurant and bar in West Los Angeles, to come up with a way to honor Bourdain's work and life, and the final product was shared on Twitter.

Those driving down Wilshire will now be able to witness Never's creation on the wall. The artist adopted a realistic style to bring Bourdain's portrait to life, giving it a glowing blue aura to accentuate the late chef's figure.


According to TMZ, Gramercy aims for a New York Lower East Side vibe, so it was decided that the restaurant was the perfect place for the art piece.

Although Never was hired by the restaurant to paint its signage lettering, the muralist didn't charge for the painting. Now, much like his other pieces spread from Venice to Burbank, Bourdain's portrait will be able to be admired by everyone walking by it.


Bourdain's death came as a shock, especially for those who knew him. He was considered to be a very charismatic character and one who wasn't afraid of speaking his mind.

"His brilliant, Fearless Spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated."

Asia Argento, Twitter, June 8, 2018

At the time of his death, Bourdain was in Strasbourg, France, shooting an episode of Parts Unknown alongside Eric Ripert, a longtime friend and chef, who found Bourdain's body in his hotel room.

If you wish to learn more about how Anthony Bourdain helped the food and entertainment industry grow, please consider following us on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

JLo Raised Her Twins in Rare Country House before 'Emotional' Move to $61M Megamansion with Ben Affleck

October 26, 2023

This Millionaire Child Star Who Began Acting at 9 Months Quit Hollywood & Feared Losing Home Due to Banker Husband

October 26, 2023

'Starsky & Hutch' Actor David Soul Was 'Tight' on Money & Sold Series Rights – Inside His Last Years Away from the USA

January 09, 2024

Tom Cruise's Rumored Girlfriend, a Mom of Two, Breaks His 33 Age Limit – Details of His Alleged Partner

February 19, 2024

Tom Cruise's Rumored Girlfriend, a Mom of Two, Breaks His 33 Age Limit – Details of His Alleged Partner

February 14, 2024

Tom Cruise Built a Ranch Nestled in the Forest & Escaped There to Raise Baby with Katie Holmes — Pics Inside

November 11, 2023

I Ditched a Woman I’ve Had a Crush On at the Restaurant on Our 1st Date & I Think I Was Right

November 03, 2023

Elderly Cook Feeds Homeless Man after Work Daily, Notices Missing Husband's Watch on His Wrist — Story of the Day

December 20, 2023

Meghan Markle Looks ‘Truly Happy & Relaxed’ Posing for New Portrait Shortly after Rebranding

February 14, 2024

Woman Sees Family Portrait in Living Room of Husband’s Parents & Demands to Remove It

November 08, 2023

Bumpy Johnson's Wife Mayme Hatcher Johnson Remembered and Honored Her Husband's Memory

November 18, 2023

Jamie Foxx Accused of Alleged Sexual Assault in Same Year as Romance with Katie Holmes — Details

November 23, 2023

Is August Alsina Gay? Fans Assume the Singer Came Out on 'The Surreal Life'

November 30, 2023

Barry Manilow’s Face Is ‘Not Moving’ as Fans Claim He’s Had Too Much Done following His Rockefeller Tree Lighting Stint

November 30, 2023