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.


Monkey King in the Costume Trailer


Acrobat Yang Xiao Di of the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe getting ready to perform as the Monkey King in The Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.


19" x 23"  watercolor  2017


Monkey King with a Cigarette


​Acrobat Yang Xiao Di of the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe taking a cigarette break. He performed as the Monkey King in the 1989 tour of the Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.


17" x 11"  pastel  2017

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