We are all sad to see O’Connor’s close – they have been a true staple in Multnomah Village. We’ll miss the tap room, music, staff, food and the ambiance. We wish Steve and the O’Connor’s team all the best and thank them for making the Village better for all those years.
For many years Bar & Cafe by Didier Lourenço hung in O’Connor’s restaurant, welcoming patrons with it’s bright colors and casual, friendly feel – so much like O’Connor’s itself. What you might not know is Didier Lourenço is a highly sought after international painter and printmaker.
Didier Lourenço was born in 1968 in Premià de Mar, Barcelona. At the age of 19 he began working in the lithography atelier of his father, where he learned the trade of lithography. In 1988 Didier made a corner of the atelier his place for painting on canvas and paper. He shared his time between painting and printing lithographs for himself and professional artists. The atelier would prove to be his best classroom, a place where Didier would build his education in the world of painting. That year he presented his first individual show and also edited his first collection of lithographies.
In 1991 Lourenço won a prestigious prize for young artists making a breakthrough into many galleries throughout Spain showing in various solo and group exhibitions. In 1995, Didier Lourenço moved into his own studio, where he would devote himself to painting, but never stop making lithographs.
In 2000, a prestigious publisher and distributor of posters took his work worldwide. This global presence quickly sparked the interest of galleries, who would present his original work. Didier traveled around the world to his solo exhibits in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Nashville, South Africa Las Vegas, Miami, Singapore, among others. His days are filled with trips and exhibitions. His individual and collective shows continue.
Own a piece of O’Connor’s history
Village Frame and Gallery is pleased to to offer Bar & Cafe for sale at 40% off the original price. The 30 x 30 inch lithograph is surrounded by a dark blue linen mat and protected by TruVue 99% UV protective Conservation Clear glass. This is your opportunity to own a piece of O’Connor’s history!
Call or stop by Village Frame and Gallery during our regular business hours for more information. We are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.