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A MAN, A GIANT CANVAS AND A LOTS OF PAINT…PLEASE WELCOME TO THE STAGE THE EXTREME ART OF JEAN FRANCOIS.

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Extreme Artist Jean Francois Detaille literally throws himself into his work, using not only brushes but brooms and his body to create amazing paintings at warp speed. He’s been known to paint while hanging upside down on a burning rope!   He’s also painted the “Mona Lisa” while blindfolded.   His unique comedy routines are as quick as his paint brush. Jean Francois will dazzle with his amazing ability to paint a picture upside down…then reveal it  when turned right side up.  Paintings with international themes take the audience on a parallel worldwide musical journey. By the end of the show, Jean Francois frequently has as much paint on himself as on his canvases. Las Vegas is half a world away from Jean Francois’ birthplace, Namur , Belgium .   A chance meeting with flamboyant artist Salvador Dali in Spain convinced the fledgling artist that a sequestered studio life was not for him.   Nevertheless, formal training was a necessity. So he enrolled in the Academy des Beaux Art in Belgium, best known for such painters as the Flemish Masters and Rene Magritte the famous Surrealist painter. Jean Francois then continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. The stage was set. Jean Francois’ unique vision of the arts scene catapulted him into a career as a mile-a-minute artist filling large canvasses with vibrant colors in record time.  His first gig in Las Vegas was in  “Madhattan” at New York New York in 1997.  That served as springboard for appearances as an “ Event entertainer and painter” throughout the world, including Hong Kong, Milan , Paris , Tokyo , London , and Monaco .  He has taken center stage at global events such as the Olympics, the World Soccer Tournament, Ryder Cup, political conventions, and world summit meetings, and also performed for the King of Belgium, the Sultan of Brunei, Prince Charles, the Sheik of Kuwait, the Grimaldis and even Pope John Paul II.  He’s also starred on television specials, and appeared on The Today Show, Larry King Live, And Don Francisco’s Sabado gigante. Jean Francois show remain mainstream and is an amazing experience for anyone to witness.

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