Artist and Literary Man John Tebeau’s latest work is on display on May 10, May 10, 5:30–7:30 at the Long Island Bar (110 Atlantic Ave at Henry in Brooklyn Hts), a mid-century time capsule in pristine condition. This man’s work is outstanding. John is known for his portraits of iconic literary man (the Beat Poets et al), but we’re also quite fond of his rendering of Chumley’s, a legendary West Village haunt of Fitzgerald and other modernist New Yorkers. Rumor is that Chumley’s is almost renovated and open again, but time will tell whether it’ll be anything like its former lowlit self. Here it is, in John’s ink:

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A small image of Chumley’s interior:

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Don’t forget McSorley’s, too! John has covered many of our favorite literary landscapes in the city:

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Here’s a link to John’s Facebook page for the opening, full of other lush literary renderings.