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Wedding Portrait by Jorge Colombo

This Week’s Paired: Jorge Colombo + Jane Hirschfeld

A Blessing for Wedding

Today when persimmons ripen
Today when fox-kits come out of their den into snow
Today when the spotted egg releases its wren song
Today when the maple sets down its red leaves
Today when windows keep their promise to open
Today when fire keeps its promise to warm
Today when someone you love has died
     or someone you never met has died
Today when someone you love has been born
     or someone you will not meet has been born
Today when rain leaps to the waiting of roots in their dryness
Today when starlight bends to the roofs of the hungry and tired
Today when someone sits long inside his last sorrow
Today when someone steps into the heat of her first embrace
Today, let this light bless you
With these friends let it bless you
With snow-scent and lavender bless you
Let the vow of this day keep itself wildly and wholly
Spoken and silent, surprise you inside your ears
Sleeping and waking, unfold itself inside your eyes
Let its fierceness and tenderness hold you
Let its vastness be undisguised in all your days

Jane Hirschfeld

Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street and Cranberry and Henry, Brooklyn Heights by Jorge Colombo
“For years and years I have prowled cities for moments such as these,” says artist Jorge Colombo of his distinctive cityscapes. He created these beloved images—Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street graced the cover of the New Yorker—using an iPhone. See more of his work.
Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street and Cranberry and Henry, Brooklyn Heights by Jorge Colombo
“For years and years I have prowled cities for moments such as these,” says artist Jorge Colombo of his distinctive cityscapes. He created these beloved images—Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street graced the cover of the New Yorker—using an iPhone. See more of his work.

Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street and Cranberry and Henry, Brooklyn Heights by Jorge Colombo

“For years and years I have prowled cities for moments such as these,” says artist Jorge Colombo of his distinctive cityscapes. He created these beloved images—Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street graced the cover of the New Yorker—using an iPhone. See more of his work.

Lexington and 53rd Street by Jorge Colombo (left)Prince and Lafayette by Jorge Colombo (right)
Excitement ahead, collectors! In the two and a half years since Jen first introduced Jorge Colombo's beautifully-rendered iPhone finger paintings of iconic New York City scenes, Jorge became the first to create a New Yorker cover with the new medium, going on to complete five covers to date and having his own finger painting blog on their site. His process and its lush results have even landed him a Good Morning America interview, and he was recently commissioned to reinterpret the T from the New York Times T Magazine.
Jorge’s trajectory may be familiar to those of you who have been following his work since we released his first prints, but with today’s editions—Lexington and 53rd Street and Prince and Lafayette—we have more good news: Both images are from his newly-released book, New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo, published by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200. The book is now available from both Chronicle and Amazon.
From Jen’s introduction in Jorge’s New book:

[Jorge] depicts these places with broad strokes and imprecisely shining lights, creating the impression that everything is moving—the traffic and the people, each one of us contributing to the shimmering shuffle of the city’s pulse. This is the feel of the New York I know.
Lexington and 53rd Street by Jorge Colombo (left)Prince and Lafayette by Jorge Colombo (right)
Excitement ahead, collectors! In the two and a half years since Jen first introduced Jorge Colombo's beautifully-rendered iPhone finger paintings of iconic New York City scenes, Jorge became the first to create a New Yorker cover with the new medium, going on to complete five covers to date and having his own finger painting blog on their site. His process and its lush results have even landed him a Good Morning America interview, and he was recently commissioned to reinterpret the T from the New York Times T Magazine.
Jorge’s trajectory may be familiar to those of you who have been following his work since we released his first prints, but with today’s editions—Lexington and 53rd Street and Prince and Lafayette—we have more good news: Both images are from his newly-released book, New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo, published by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200. The book is now available from both Chronicle and Amazon.
From Jen’s introduction in Jorge’s New book:

[Jorge] depicts these places with broad strokes and imprecisely shining lights, creating the impression that everything is moving—the traffic and the people, each one of us contributing to the shimmering shuffle of the city’s pulse. This is the feel of the New York I know.

Lexington and 53rd Street by Jorge Colombo (left)

Prince and Lafayette by Jorge Colombo (right)

Excitement ahead, collectors! In the two and a half years since Jen first introduced Jorge Colombo's beautifully-rendered iPhone finger paintings of iconic New York City scenes, Jorge became the first to create a New Yorker cover with the new medium, going on to complete five covers to date and having his own finger painting blog on their site. His process and its lush results have even landed him a Good Morning America interview, and he was recently commissioned to reinterpret the T from the New York Times T Magazine.

Jorge’s trajectory may be familiar to those of you who have been following his work since we released his first prints, but with today’s editions—Lexington and 53rd Street and Prince and Lafayette—we have more good news: Both images are from his newly-released book, New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo, published by Chronicle Books in association with 20x200. The book is now available from both Chronicle and Amazon.

From Jen’s introduction in Jorge’s New book:

[Jorge] depicts these places with broad strokes and imprecisely shining lights, creating the impression that everything is moving—the traffic and the people, each one of us contributing to the shimmering shuffle of the city’s pulse. This is the feel of the New York I know.

New on 20x200: Greene and Spring by Jorge Colombo

10”x8” ($20) | 14”x11” ($50) | 20”x16” ($200)    

In the newsletter, Jen writes: 

While I was airborne, Jorge was paying a visit to 20x200 HQ, where he told Sara that he was particularly pleased these are the first two images that we selected for editions from his forthcoming book, a pair whose presentation was informed by his (considerable) efforts to perfectly sequence said tome. We’re pretty darn pleased ourselves—proud to be co-presenting the forthcoming title with our friends at Chronicle Books and cooking up all kinds of fun in conjunction with its arrival online and in the real world. 

Greene and Spring is also the first of Jorge’s editions to have previously been published on the cover of The New Yorker. From phone to magazine to fine art edition—and soon to be bound up in the pages of a bona fide (and awfully good-looking) book—Greene and Spring and Queens travel well.

New on 20x200: Queens by Jorge Colombo

10”x8” ($20) | 14”x11” ($50) | 20”x16” ($200) 

In the newsletter, Jen writes: 

While I was airborne, Jorge was paying a visit to 20x200 HQ, where he told Sara that he was particularly pleased these are the first two images that we selected for editions from his forthcoming book, a pair whose presentation was informed by his (considerable) efforts to perfectly sequence said tome. We’re pretty darn pleased ourselves—proud to be co-presenting the forthcoming title with our friends at Chronicle Books and cooking up all kinds of fun in conjunction with its arrival online and in the real world.

Greene and Spring is also the first of Jorge’s editions to have previously been published on the cover of The New Yorker. From phone to magazine to fine art edition—and soon to be bound up in the pages of a bona fide (and awfully good-looking) book—Greene and Spring and Queens travel well.