The idea of a burger as an iconic image is something I've come to accept and understand. I don't even eat red meat. I can't recall the last time I sunk my teeth into a bread bun filled with a juicy meat patty, but I assume it was long before burgers became such an important part of our dining society. But I get it. They've come a long way from the frozen isle in the supermarket, and now any self respecting restaurnat has its own take on what is essentially, a meat sandwich.
Regardless, they make pretty amazing subject matters to paint. This was a project for New York Magazine, to paint 15 "signature" burgers from around the world. The selection you see above contains burgers from the US, Australia, Zanzibar, Portugal, Japan, Afghanistan and more!- but can you guess which is which?