The Twin Towers and the City: Paintings by Romain de Plas
The Twin Towers and the City features eight oil paintings by the artist Romain de Plas (1971- 2002). De Plas, trained at Brown University and the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, spent the year after September 11, 2001 painting this series of expressionist paintings – a tribute and a meditation on the events of that day – from his studio on Rivington Street in downtown Manhattan. The artist died suddenly before the series was complete, but the surviving eight paintings, never before exhibited, depict the towers in a range of moods, from calm to agitated, poignantly paying homage both to the buildings and to those who lost their lives there.
The Twin Towers and the City: Paintings by Romain de Plas is made possible with the generous support of Cultural Services of the French Embassy and an anonymous donor.