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Tapestry Honorata Blicharska, 1979
The story is set in the 1970s. (Origin New York Times)
Honorata Blicharska, currently a 31-year-old Polish artist, goes on a business trip with her husband sculptor Karol Broniatowski to Philadelphia to show his works to galleries.
While her husband showed the works, Honorata visited a friend in New York. Honorata Blicharska took some of her tapestries and together they tried to hang them on the wall and without success, the works fell off the wall.
Then let's eat a banana split in the world-famous Serendipity 3 (located at 225 East 60th Street) beloved by Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe and a wave of Hollywood stars.
Honorata told the manager what they had done, he was curious about the tapestries, so we took him back to my apartment to show them. He was enthusiastic about them, and put them on the wall in Serendipity 3.
Miss Blicharska said she had been collecting the faces of the magazine for years. In her studio in Warsaw she photographs the pages and then projects them enlarged. She makes her work design of the enlargement and weaves it on a traditional vertical wooden loom. It takes her about two months to make a large tapestry.
The wall tapestry depicts the face of none other than Catherine Deneuve.
She rose to prominence in 1964, with her role in Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival). From then on, she developed into one of the most important women on the French canvas and one of the top stars of the international film scene in the late 1960s.
Deneuve is not only active as an actress; she is also a businesswoman of her own production company (1971 - Les Films de la Citrouille ) and a model (she was the face for Chanel perfumes in the 1980s) and has had her own perfume since 1986.
In 1985 she modeled for Marianne, the national symbol of France.
The Broniatowskis have returned to Poland, but the tapestries hang in the Serendipity 3 boutique at 225 East 60th Street.