Ney York City, the perfect spot for that perfect selfie, right? So many choices from the bow of the Staten Island Ferry, under the lights on Broadway, or during a run in with a celebrity. You’ll find lots of quick draw caricature artists spread out over Central Park and the main promenade known as the mall, practicing an art that dates back to the 1800s. One artist is still capturing the selfie in a unique way that has always captured the attention and admiration of visitors. Walk to the Mall’s northernmost point and go right when the path splits at the Bethesda Fountain. On a bench overlooking the lake you will find Yakov, who has been drawing in the park for over 15 years. Yakov’s forte is portraiture and he will spend on average 35 minutes on each one. On any given day he will complete 10 to 12 portraits, charging $10 for charcoal and $20 for oil. While having your portrait completed, Yakov will engage in interesting conversation and then use what he has learned from you to add something special to the piece of art. In the background of your photo-realistic Portrait, you will notice emoji-like extras that make his artwork unique. So, if you find yourself in the area and are looking for a caricature, make sure to look for Yavok, on the bench by the lake. You will be sure to leave with something special.
Share the knowledge