New York Public Library, Bill Blass Public Catalog Room

New York, NY

Created by James Wall Finn in 1911, the 27’ by 33’ mural in the Bill Blass Catalog Room had yellowed significantly, making the mural irreparable. Though little evidence of the authentic color palette remained, EverGreene spent time analyzing Finn’s aesthetic and used the colors present in the adjacent Rose Reading Room mural as a foundation for recreating the artwork in the Bill Blass ceiling.

EverGreene artists painted the sky in two large sections, uniting them on-site during installation, returning the Bill Blass Catalog Room to its original elegance.