Drew Friedman: Vermeer of the Borscht Belt

"Drew Friedman is my favorite artist."
Howard Stern

For years, artist Drew Friedman has chronicled a strange, alternate universe populated by forgotten Hollywood stars, old Jewish comedians and liver-spotted elevator operators. Vermeer of the Borscht Belt is an in-depth documentary tracing Friedman's evolution from underground comics to the cover of the New Yorker...

"I stand in awe of Drew Friedman's technique and the certain flavor of sad old America he captures. He's an awesome talent. I love this guy's stuff."
R. Crumb

 

Drew Friedman on Working with Jared Kushner

An ambitious young real estate developer takes over a money-losing New York newspaper. What could possibly go wrong? Drew Friedman recounts his experiences with 25 year-old Jared Kushner.

"I'd really like to talk with you, but there are many far more important people here for me to talk to right now"
Jared Kushner to Drew Friedman

Chosen People

Featuring over 100 of Drew Friedman’s hyper-realistic portraits of the greats, the near-greats, and the not-so-greats, created over the past decade. Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, the famous and the infamous, these chosen people are just that: People chosen to be rendered by the man Boing Boing called “The greatest living portrait artist.”...

On Location with "Vermeer of the Borscht Belt."

We hit the road this summer, headed for Hollywood to do some interviews for “Vermeer of the Borscht Belt.” A grand time was had by all...

This is Your Life Lou Jacobi

An exclusive look inside Drew Friedman's extraordinary Lou Jacobi archive...

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