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Franck de las Mercedes Lost Everything in a Fire…Except His Faberge Egg
Franck de las Mercedes was hitting his stride as an artist when a fire destroyed all of his work. The only piece that survived—his New York City-inspired piece for The Big Egg Hunt.
At the age of twelve, artist Franck de las Mercedes and his family fled their home in Nicaragua. The country had just emerged from a civil war and was in the midst of the rising Contra conflict of the early 1980s. Forced to leave relatives behind, they relocated to the Washington Heights neighborhood in upper Manhattan to start a new life.
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