Artist honours Anthony Bourdain with lifelike murals

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Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) While the aura of Anthony Bourdain lives on, fans who drive down Wilshire here will get an extra reminder of the celebrity chef – thanks to a new painting by a popular street muralist.

Jonas Never completed his Bourdain mural on Friday in Santa Monica, on the side wall of a new restaurant and bar called Gramercy.

He told that he was hired by the joint to paint its signage lettering, and asked if he could also do the mural as a tribute.

Bourdain died at the age of 61.

His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room on Friday morning.

Bourdain was a master of his crafts — first in the kitchen and then in the media. Through his TV shows and books, he explored the human condition and helped audiences think differently about food, travel and themselves.

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