Archway Cafe Showcasing Patrice Lerochereuil
The Archway Café hasn’t been in DUMBO quite as long as French artist Patrice Lerochereuil, but they have forged a great friendship – with mutual benefits. The Archway Cafe currently has a major piece of Lerochereuil’s work now on display at the café for your viewing pleasure.
The piece, which is untitled, was painted in 1984 – which means it was painted in DUMBO. From a distance it looks like rows of arches (fitting considering its current home) but a closer inspection reveals the arches are actually imprints of irons. Lerochereuil used a clothing iron and tar to burn the prints into the canvas creating a smoky, scarred effect that you could study for hours.
And we can’t think of any better place to do so than the Archway Café. The intimate coffee bar and eatery not only makes delicious food (Arthur recommends the spinach pie and roasted chicken sandwich), but also serves as a gallery space for artists. There’s always something interesting on the walls, which is a real crowd pleaser for the energetic, creative DUMBO residents that Arthur loves to serve. The café has been open for two years, and has plans to stay and expand – so start praying for cooler weather because this fall you can look forward to new dinner hours and delivery!