012. Byzantine

Byzantine Fresco Chapel, 1997, architect Francois de Menil, 4011 Yupon St. Designed by John and Dominique de Menil's architect son, Francois, the stone and concrete building contains no windows, except a single, expansive skylight.  It houses two 13th century frescoes that had been stolen from a small chapel in Cyprus in the 1980s.  With the blessing of the Cypriot government, the de Menils arranged to purchase and restore the two frescoes that had been broken into 38 pieces to sell on the black market.

also by Kelly Klaasmeyer

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