Behind the Scenes at the Big Apple Circus
Performers Fish (John Lepiarz), Oaf (David Casey), and Ben Williams with elephant Baby Ned getting ready for the show The Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.
Collection of Insignia Group, New York, NY
watercolor 30" x 40" 1990
Taso Checks His Tooth
Taso Stavrakis and Oaf backstage. 16" x 20" gouache on board 2017
Waiting for the Cue
Acrobat Melinda Merlier waiting with Katje Schumann's horse, Temujin for the cue to go into the ring for a performance of The Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.
watercolor 32" x 30" 1992
Four Sketches: from top left: Taso's Dog Lassie, Anna May and Baby Ned,
View from the roof of the horse trailer, After the Show
Fish in the Mirror
Clown John Lepiarz in the costume trailer before a performance of the Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King
watercolor 30" x 27" 1990
Juggler from the Nanjing Acrobatic troupe resting on the ring curb after rehearsing for the tour of The Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.
41" x 32" gouache on board 1992
Paintings of the Big Apple Circus tour of 1989 The Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King
Paintings by artist Yetti Frenkel, who worked for the Big Apple Circus as a groom.
Images include: Monkey King: Yang Xaio Di, members of the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe,
Double Dutch Queen: Vanessa Thomas, Fish: John Lepiarz, Oaf: David Casey, Taso Stavrakis, Melinda Merlier, Paul Binder, Katja Schumann's horses, Michael Christensen, Ben Williams with elephants Anna May and Baby Ned. Images of horses from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.