In September I had wonderful month in Italy with my family and I now paint Popes. Yes, it's true. I was inspired by so many things there: the Vatican Museum, the gorgeous churches, the beautifully crafted Renaissance art that is everywhere, the new and incredibly down-to-earth Pope Francis, the Italian lifestyle, and, of course, the tomatoes. My experience there has somehow brought me to this pursuit of painting real and fictitious Popes.



My studio/storefront at 285 5th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn is the only place in the world where my artwork is always available. I have a sign in my window that states, "I'm open by appointment and by luck." Basically I'm open when I'm in my studio.

I still sell my work at art festivals and street fairs but I've been opting out of selling on the streets of Manhattan. I hate knowing that many people are trying to find me in Union Square or in Soho every weekend.

So spread the word, if you're in New York City and want to see and/or buy my artwork, please make a trip to Park Slope, Brooklyn and visit me at my storefront/studio/shop on 5th Ave, which has become one of the most happening streets in Brooklyn. It's a small space but it's where I've been making art for the last 13 years.

If you're in New York City and would like to see where the magic happens and check out everything I have available, I recommend making an appointment for a studio visit. I'm doing my best to have storefront hours on the weekends so please call or text me for times (917) 855-6564. Each weekend is different.


I have a representative, Dino Almaguer, selling for me at Eastern Market, which is one of my favorite places in the country. It's a food/art/craft/antique/flea market located at 7th St, S.E. on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Dino will be selling for me most Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting). Contact him directly at (240) 419-4151 or at gessogood@yahoo.com. I do my best to keep him supplied with great work. About 6-8 times a year, I visit DC and make cameo appearances at Eastern Market and a variety of art/craft shows which will always be listed on my website.

Tabard Inn Haggadah Presenting The Tabard Inn Haggadah

Download for FREE "The Tabard Inn Haggadah" that I put together using parts of other Haggadot I've admired over the years. It's illustrated by me as well. Enjoy and feel free to add other interpretations or commentaries which will make it more relevant to you. I've always thought that for a meaningful Passover Seder, a Haggadah should be seen as a work in progress.

Tabard Inn Haggadah (pdf)

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Storefront Studio address:
285 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215
(Between 1st & 2nd Streets in Park Slope - map)
(718) 499-0199

Jonathan Blum's storefront is always open by appointment and by luck. Please call or e-mail to make a studio appointment or for information about commissions.

Pope Francis Portrait by Jonathan Blum
Pope Francis with Pigeon", Oil on Monoprint Collage, 22" x 17", 2014. Sold. Limited Edition Prints Available

This is a two-minute video of me the Brooklyn Museum released in November 2012.

All purchases come with either a free Ostrich with Frog or a Reluctant King print while supplies last

Ostrich with Frogthe reluctant king by jonathan blum

Hand Colored Prints

ostrich print silkscreen print - delusional dog

There are two images using this technique; an ostrich and a dog. After I print each silkscreen, I hand painted them which gives each one a completely different look. And they're only $95.

Left: Ostrich with an Olive Trying to Impress New York City hand-colored print 12"X15", $95; Delusional Dog Trying to Impress New York City hand- colored print 12"X15"), $95.


Limited Edition Prints

king and queen at the brooklyn bridge by jonathan blum delusional ostrich couple arriving in nyc by jonathan blum

Limited Edition Prints are offered in small, limited quantities on high-quality, archival paper using archival ink. I have ten different images available, in various sizes. See them all.

Above left: King and Queen at the Brooklyn Bridge, limited edition print available in two sizes. Right: Delusional Ostrich Couple Arriving in NYC




Realistic and fictitious portraits, including rabbis, dogs, cats, and other animal paintings and monoprints

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