Product Description

Bodega cats are as essential to New York City as the subway! The skyscrapers! The yellow cabs! Or some (including us) might argue. Bodega cats are cute, sure, but really, they’re around to keep mice out of bodegas, which are mainstays of NYC culture. Simone Johnson is their eager and gifted portraitist, capturing them at work—which is to say, napping on crates of fruits, stacks of canned beans, and amidst twelve packs of beer, one eye always open for intruders. 

Learn more about this painting, Simone's inspiration for her Bodega Cat series, and Pure Vision Arts' mission in the insert that is included with the puzzle.

Completed puzzle size: 26.5x19.25 in

1000 piece puzzle

Designed in Brooklyn, NY | Printed, assembled, and packed in the USA.

Made with 100% recyclable materials

About the Brand


I started Kinstler because I’ve always been on the hunt for a good fine art puzzle but found that my options were mainly limited to a few big-name artists who were, by and large, long dead. 

Kinstler therefore is a puzzle company that will feature the art of emerging and established contemporary artists who are creating vibrant work that speaks to and is informed by the world that we live in today. 

These puzzles are the products of unique and distinct visual voices- some will be comforting and playful- Bodega Cats!- and some will be more challenging thematically (but still fun to do!). Some will be figurative, some abstract, some from here, some from there, a little bit of this, a little bit of that. 

So let’s find ourselves some new art crushes, do some puzzles, and maybe have a little something nice to drink while we’re at it. Pretty sure we've all earned it.

Love from Brooklyn,

Rami Metal, Kinstler