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Jon
Sarkin

United States 
born in 1953 •
 
artist, art dealer

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Jon Sarkin is a visual artist who works in a wide variety of media and styles. He is wildly prolific, the result of a stroke and resultant traumatic brain injury. He has exhibited in New York, Boston, L.A., Oxford, Liverpool, and London. His work is in the possession of several prominent collectors and the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.

Jon has been the subject of much media attention including GQ, The New York Times, The New Yorker, BBC, and The Discovery Channel. He was the subject of a biography, Shadows Bright as Glass, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Amy Ellis Nutt.

Jon’s projects, past and current, include:

- The cover for the Guster album "Easy Wonderful", and the video for the Guster song "Do You Love Me"
- Big Boy Art, a collaboration between Jon and photographer Paul Cary Goldberg
- The design for a hand-woven contemporary rug, woven in Nepal, for Landry & Arcari
- Several successful collections of non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
- A commissioned mural for the Boston-area advertising firm Mullen
- Unchained Brain, an hour-long live show based on his experiences surrounding his stroke

Currently, Jon is working on photo-documenting and digitizing his entire collection of artwork, which is estimated to be in the low five-figures in volume.
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