Bronze Sculpture of the Whimsical Traveler ‘The Little Prince’ Unveiled in the Villa Albertine Garden & a Musical Play Celebrating 80th Anniversary of the Publication at National Arts Club

 

 

 

The Little Prince, sculpture by artist Jean-Marc de Pas. Image credit: Argenis Apolinario

Since Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved novella The Little Prince was published in 1943, generations of children—and with them, generations of adults—have fallen under its spell. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary, the prince himself has made his grand return to Manhattan. On September 20, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna unveiled a bronze sculpture depicting the whimsical traveler at the garden entrance of Villa Albertine, located at 972 Fifth Avenue. This project by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas was spearheaded by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français, in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

In addition, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator who lived in New York during World War II, the National Arts Club will host a musical play in French, Vols au-dessus du Volcan, is based on the correspondence between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. The Event will take place at National Arts Club on November 21st at 6:30pm. Free with Registration.

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