On the Scene … Brazilian Artist Roberto Barr and His Giraffe

On Monday we stumbled upon Brazilian artist Roberto Barr on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side. He was putting the finishing touches on a couple of new sculptural artworks after they had been brought outside the studio to dry in the sun. One of the art pieces is an eight-foot tall paper-mache giraffe. Barr, who lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, was in New York to create these as part of a commission for the newest downtown New York location of MacarOn Cafe, a cafe chain and French confections company. Camille Cannone, the French chef-owner who commissioned the work, was on hand to watch Barr at work and record video on her iPad.

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