Eugene Burger- Official portrait

It gives me enormous pleasure to announce my latest Official portrait ‘Eugene’ is now available!

With the permission of the Estate of Eugene Burger and his lifetime videographer Michael Caplan, my painted portrait has been reproduced as a limited run of only 195 editions.

This stunning giclée print can be yours to own. 

Please read on for more details.

Jeff McBride says...

‘Jay, congratulations on the Eugene Burger print! Wow!!! Your artistry is incredible. You’ve captured the master perfectly. I know what this work will mean to his many students across the world.’

(Photo) Jeff with his signed mini-print portrait by Jay. Available while stocks last. 

Latest Update

Enjoy this short 90 second video update where sign the first print! Please make sure you have your volume turned up!

Now available to order. A donation from every sale will go to the Eugene Burger Legacy Fund. [Video not showing? Please refresh your browser or watch on Youtube here]

Kind words from those who knew him best

Larry & Michael

'Jay knew Eugene so well in life and was the natural choice when I needed to identify a top-flight artist for From Beyond and Final Secrets. His new painted portrait of Eugene is simply breathtaking. I ordered mine right away and can't wait to get it framed!'
‘I had the privilege of photographing and filming Eugene for over 40 years and I got to see him develop from a young magician to the sage that we all came to love and learn from. Jay has taken one of my photographs and created a painting of Eugene that shows him not just as a performer, but as the deep rich, wise and also warm magician that he became. I am thrilled to have my work be the basis for such a remarkable and unique portrait. I know that Eugene would be thrilled.‘

'Jay Fortune’s art captures Eugene in more ways than one, showing us Eugene’s wise, mischievous and mysterious essence. This is such an exciting project.'

- The Estate of Eugene Burger -
Robert Charles and Michael Burke

a long friendship

Eugene and me

We met by accident. 

I’ve written the whole thing up under the title ‘The Curious Incident of the Curb-Stone at the Convention’, my tribute to my ‘adopted grandfather’ published in Magicseen (along with memories from David Berglas, Jeff McBride and Larry Hass). I hope you enjoy reading it. 

The finished portrait


The Study

The work is based on a wonderful photograph by Michael Caplan. [Photo] The first edition, no. 1 of 195.

The print

Each print is professionally produced by one of the UKs premier fine art publishers on Hahnemühle photo rag (fine art paper) 310g – known in the industry as the Ferrari of Fine Art Papers! - and is 22x22” (unframed).


The Limited-Edition Giclée is hand-signed and numbered by the artist (e.g. me!). Only 195 will ever be produced.

Frequently asked questions

Where to purchase, credit terms and more.

Where can I acquire my 'Eugene' limited-edition print?

These prints are only available directly from my online store and official eBay store. They are not available elsewhere.

To acquire yours, please click here.

When will I receive my print?

The official release date was 21st March 2023. All orders are dispatched within 24 hours. UK orders usually take 48 hours to arrive. International orders approximately 5 working days. 

How much is the limited-edition print?

Each print is £195 unframed. 

For UK collectors only, you can opt to have a framed print – £295.

If you wish, you can own your print today from just £17.35 per month via Paypal Credit. To do this, you’ll need to purchase via my official eBay store. Please click here for details. 

A percentage from every print will be donated to the Eugene Burger Legacy Fund. (More info here)

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes. The framed edition is only available to UK collectors due to shipping costs and practicality. International collectors can acquire an unframed edition. 

Will the original painting be available?

The original work is unavailable to acquire at this time. 

Did you know?

The unframed ‘Eugene’ Limited-edition giclée is the exact same size and spec as my Official ‘Dai Vernon: The Professor’ limited-edition. 

With the same monochrome palette used on both artworks, they will compliment each other and make a wonderful magical addition to any feature wall. 

Limited to only 100 editions, many now with collectors, make sure you acquire yours before they are gone forever. 

acquire your 'Eugene' giclée print today

To order your limited-edition giclée print, please visit my store here where you can pay securely via credit card or Paypal.

Each print is £195 (plus shipping).

Own today from only £17.35 per month! Click here for details. 

(Please note: international shipping charges do not include the destination country’s duty, tax or customs fees.)

Please don’t miss out. Editions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to collectors. Only 195 editions will ever be produced.