1958 - The second in an occasional series about walls
Painted in 1958 by American artist William Hankinson in what the owner, Earl Blackwell, describes as a Venetian style. Mr. Blackwell, born in Atlanta, said that in his estimation fewer than three ballrooms were extant in New York and his was one of them. He was not sure how wide the room was but he knew it to be fifty feet long and twenty seven feet high.
An interior design history enthusiast and in my own way an erstwhile chronicler of those I call the Lost Generation - those men, some of them gay and many of whom died of AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s, and who are to a great degree forgotten.