Sunday, December 30, 2007

The View From The Ninth Floor Of 40 Monroe Street, 1950's

From the Neal Hellman archives
an email response from a fellow Kver 12/31/07
The view out of Neil's window brings back memories. We had a similar view from the 10th floor but it caught a lot of the Brooklyn Bridge as well. True story - one day my father cleared out his desk and moved all furniture away from the window. He set up an easel and spent the next two days creating a water color rendering of the bridge with a car on fire subtly woven into the scene. My sister has the painting. He, to my knowledge, never tried to draw or paint anything before or after but I guess he probably had done some drawing when he was younger because the execution was fairly impressive.

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