Accordion Man

My adventures around New York City’s Bastille Day (2010-2011) became a major source of artistic inspiration. Both years, I was charmed to see this man playing the accordion along the street fair. This drawing stitches together many images that I took of him and the surrounding crowd individually. One of the best parts was zooming into the picture to realize that the accordion has a name–Main Squeeze.

(And with a small google search, I found him: Harlan Muir, Brooklyn accordionist:

Bastille Day NYC 2011

Here’s one of the series of pictures I worked from:

Accordion Man Reference


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