"Fritzi with an Oyster".
Oil on Monoprint Collage,
20" Circle, 2023
This portrait was made in honor of Fritzi Cohen (1938-2022) who is the matriarch of the beloved and legendary Tabard Inn in Dupont Circle in Washington DC. I have known the Cohen Family my entire life and the Tabard Inn has the biggest public collection of my art. It's a beautiful landmark building that was almost demolished in 1975. My artwork is in every room.
WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW
Your commissions are welcome in 2023. Murals, family portraits, animal portraits, historical characters, rabbis, popes... no idea is too far-fetched. Please note that I currently have a 4-month waiting list.
Here are all the shows and street fairs that I'll be participating in Spring 2023.
*SATURDAY, MAY 6, 7-10pm, CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM at 274 GARFIELD PLACE, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN is having its festive OPENING PARTY for its annual group art exhibition. Everyone is welcome.
*SUNDAY, MAY 7, 10-6pm, THE HOBOKEN ART AND MUSIC FAIR IS BACK! There are over 300 artists, craftspeople, food, and two stages of live music. It takes place on Washington Street, the main thoroughfare in Hoboken, New Jersey. I don't know my exact location, so if you can't find me, please call or text me at (917) 855-6564.
*SUNDAY, MAY 14, 10-5pm, and SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 24-25, EASTERN MARKET on
7th STREET, SE. CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON, DC. After three decades, I still can't get enough of this place. Note that I'll be here for two different weekends in May and June. I don't know my exact location yet, so if you can't find me, please call or text me at (917) 855-6564.
*SUNDAY, MAY 21, 10-6pm, THE FABULOUS 5th AVE FAIR in PARK SLOPE IS ALSO BACK! This is the best street fair in Brooklyn, in my humble opinion. The 18-block extravaganza goes from Sterling Place to 12th Street. And as usual, I'm able to curate the entire block in front of my studio/storefront between 1st and 2nd Streets, so all the vendors on the block will be local artists.
*SUNDAY, MAY 28 and JUNE 4, 10-5pm, I'll be selling my artwork at the GRAND BAZAAR NYC, 100 West 77th Street right at COLUMBUS AVENUE. Note that I'm selling two weeks in a row. This is the largest indoor/outdoor antique/vintage/art/craft market on the UPPER WEST SIDE in Manhattan.
*SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 12-8pm, THE 5TH AVENUE ART STROLL, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, NY
This is an event I started in 2021 when every outdoor festival was canceled. And wow, what an enormous success it was. Now it's already become a Park Slope tradition.
This event takes place on the two blocks outside my studio/storefront on 5th Ave between 1st and 3rd Streets. It features local artists, craftspeople, food and to-go drinks, and live music all day long curated by my friend Dave Miller. Note that this event will end at 8pm. Come early, stay late.
*SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 11-6pm, I'll be selling at SEVENTH HEAVEN, which has become a Father's Day tradition. I am part of an artist block which is usually between Carroll and President Streets on 7th AVENUE in PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN.
I do many other art shows and events throughout the spring and summer; usually it's a spontaneous decision. You can always see "where I am right now" by coming here to the home page of my website, Jonathanblumportraits.com.
"My Dog, Lucca, Thinking About Toilet Paper"
Oil on Wood, sold 2020.
"Rabbit Thinking About Toilet Paper", oil on linen, 24" x 20"
Blue Horse with Red Owl
Oil on Monoprint Collage, 2023
46" x 26", $3200
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Mural I painted this summer (2022) in the center of historic
(more info and photos on Mural page)
Limited Edition Prints are offered in small, limited quantities on high-quality, archival paper using archival ink. I have 19 different images available, in various sizes. See them all on my Limited Edition Page.
Above: "A Magical Encounter" is my first collaboration with artist and illustrator, Sean Qualls (www.seanqualls.com). This limited edition print is available in three sizes.
There are four images using this technique; two ostriches, a dog, and an elephant. After I print each silkscreen, I hand paint them which gives each one a completely different look. These are priced between $100-$125.
Circus Elephant Thinking About a Basketball, 22" x 13", $125.
Ostrich with an Olive Trying to Impress NYC, 15" x 12", $100
Ostrich with an Strawberry Trying to Impress Washington, D.C. 22" x 13", $125;
Delusional Dog Trying to Impress NYC 12" x 15", $100.
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.
"Liberty Slightly Anxious"
woodcut, image size 12" x 18"
black and white $125
"Dog Ready to Celebrate"
My most recent image that's now available as a limited edition print (edition of 100).
12.5" x 15", $125.
14" x18", $200
My Storefront/Studio/Shop is at 285 5th Ave. Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215 and is proudly
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
AND BY LUCK