Olsen Opens for Jon Bon Jovi in New York City

Bon Jovi art by Brian Olsen

Bon Jovi performing in front of Brian’s custom painting of Heart and Dagger logo. 










On April 30, the grand opening event at New York City’s new JW Marriott Essex House was attended by 450 guests, including celebrities,  politicians and members of the Marriott family. The group booked Brian Olsen to entertain guests prior to the performance of popular and iconic singer Jon Bon Jovi. During Olsen’s show,  guests moved in close to the stage as he painted a custom portrait of Jon Bon Jovi’s Heart and Dagger logo in less than ten minutes accompanied by music from a live DJ. After the event, the painting was signed by Bon Jovi and later auctioned off at Christies, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Miracle Network Charity.