Didier Aaron, Inc. will donate 10% of all proceeds from the
sale of the watercolors to the Central Park Conservancy
The exhibition CENTRAL PARK NYC documents the
beauty and diversity of Central Park’s architecture,
sculpture and ornament—the rich complement of
pavilions, bridges, memorials and monuments that enrich this
National Historic Landmark and that in themselves constitute
a cherished element of New York City’s cultural heritage. The
watercolors range widely in format, from intimately scaled
studies to large ornamental details dramatically rendered at
life-size, and present both well-known park landmarks and
the discovery of lost structures and unrealized projects from
the era of the Park’s construction.
The exhibition also celebrates the publication by Rizzoli USA of
CENTRAL PARK NYC, the artists’ eighth book, illustrated with
these watercolors, and which will be available for purchase.
An encyclopedic knowledge of architectural and garden history underlies the luminous and exacting
watercolors of Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams. Their authoritative restitutions of historic buildings
are rendered in a highly realistic watercolor technique that has become their trademark. Their
complementary training and skills as architects, historians, watercolorists and writers has ensured that
each of their investigative projects has been rich in interpretive discoveries, as well as producing oftenrevelatory
The artists began their careers in New York City and in 1995 established their partnership, Architectural
Watercolors, in Paris, France. Today, their works are found in the collections of the New-York Historical
Society, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Louvre’s Musée des Arts-décoratifs, the
Museum of the Île-de-France, Princeton University and the Getty Center’s artist’s books collection.
is the artists’ eighth book and the third published with Rizzoli.
They have also published three limited-edition artist’s books: Chinoiseries (2005), Versailles (2007) and
An Architectural Alphabet (2008).
For more information on the artists, please visit http://www.architecturalwatercolors.com.