Blue Valentine, at 13 rue de la Pierre-Levée, 75011 Paris, is a new restaurant themed on my art, and will open in the first half of November.
I am very proud to be a central part of this project, which was dreamed up by my dear friend Léna Balacco, who owns two restaurants in Paris already, and is opening her third inspired by my art. I introduced Léna and my god-daughter Elvis Balacco to many of you who attended the Rock Art By The Bay event here in San Francisco last July.
Blue Valentine will serve superb French food, tasty cocktails, organic beers and wines; it will be an excellent place for my friends and fans to stop and eat or drink, whenever they should find themselves in Paris.
I’ve created the visual identity of the restaurant, logo, cards, coasters, window, bar and table design, and painted a mural design on the ceiling. The pieces from my very special show in Italy will permanently be on display at Blue Valentine – and available for acquisition – for drinkers and diners.
Restaurant manager, expert bartender and friendly conversationalist Thomas King will be there to greet you; Thomas is from Chicago, mixes excellent cocktails, and will make you feel right at home.
Here are some photos of my work on the ceiling painting for Blue Valentine in late August through early September, just a taste of the great restaurant being born: