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.


​Portrait of Paul Binder, founder and artistic director of the Big Apple Circus.

​25" x 29"  pastel on toned paper  1990

Portrait of Michael Christensen

Portrait of Michael Christensen, creator of Big Apple Circus Clown Care, and co-founder of the Big Apple Circus. 

25" x 29"  

pastel  on toned paper  1991

Double Dutch Queen

Portrait of Vanessa Williams who performed a jump-rope act as the Double Dutch Queen in the tour of the Big Apple Circus Meets the Monkey King.

​27" x 25"

gouache on toned paper  1991