The Famous Spiegeltent Facade
In 2001 Mark Ogge was commissioned to repaint the facade of The Famous Spiegeltent.
The most beautiful of the last remaining Belgian Spiegeltents, The Famous Spiegeltent, was built in 1920 by master craftsmen Oscar Mols Dom and Loius Goor. This Grande Dame has spent her lifetime at the bequest of festivals and fairgrounds throughout Europe and beyond, playing host to the world’s greatest cabaret artists, musicians and circus burlesque performers.
The facade was painted in Edinburgh in 2001 where it regularly appears as a major venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The painting is around twenty square meters, painted in Rosco scenic paint and was inspired by commedia del arte, carnival baroque and vaudeville traditions.