Jeanne Hilary’s Blog
Jeanne was intrigued by this fresco hanging in my living-room. She loves riding, speaking and blogging about bikes. And she is fascinated by Circus.
Fresco by Frédéric Lère, 1998
We met at the Bard Graduate Center, 38 W 86th St New York, NY 10024, to visit an exhibition about Circus in New York and again in my studio. The result is a great article in her blog, “A Yankee Circus on Mars”
Bistro-Café in Manhattan
Pâtisserie La Bergamote, 515 West 52nd Street
The mural is 17 feet wide and 8 feet high. Translation of the caption at base of mural: “Delivery of the first bergamot from Calabria, passing by Place Stanislas in Nancy, April first of year 1850”. Eight horses pull a carriage with two conductors and twelve pâtissières. The last of the twelve pastry chefs holds between her fingers the first bergamot candy, invented by Nancy confectioners in 1850 from the bergamot fruit imported from Calabria. A big mural for a small candy!
Sketch in front of mural, oil on canvas, 24″ x 52″