29 Feb '12, 5pm

Stroke of Genius: 1 on 1 with Painter Mony Zakhour

Stroke of Genius: 1 on 1 with Painter Mony Zakhour

There is no feeling quite like having your work appreciated by the one who inspired it. Artist and sneaker enthusiast Mony Zakhour paired his passions and made that dream come true recently when he passed along his Mars to Brooklyn painting to none other than Spike Lee. Based in Toronto but hailing from Hailfax, the painter of Lebanese background has been honing his self-taught craft since 2008. His work on canvas speaks for itself, but his interest in kicks has not been touched on. We brushed paths with Mony to talk sneaker love and art inspiration. What does it take to go hard in the paint like Mony? Read on to find out. Mars to Brooklyn by Mony Zakhour Nice Kicks: You recently gave a painting to Spike Lee. How did that come about? Mony Zakhour: I bartend at a bar in Kensington Market, Toronto. I had shown a friend of mine, McLean Greaves, an image of my Mars Blackmon pi...

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