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Internationally Renowned Juggler Picaso Jr. Dies

Internationally renowned juggler Picaso Jr. sadly passed away on Sunday September 24 at the age of 47. He served as an inspiration to many artists and his work was a reminder of the power of the circus to captivate audiences young and old. Juggler Jacob D’Eustachio pays him tribute with this recollection of his work and life:
My friend Sean is not someone I’d describe as an effusive man. A fan of Japanese design, expensive sneakers, and avant-garde juggling that borders on performance art, I would generally describe Sean as quiet (and bordering on morose). However, on hearing that I would be waking up early the next morning to ride a Greyhound three hours to watch Picaso Jr. juggle at a fair, Sean’s eyes lit up. “Oh Picaso Jr. will be there?!” he said, “I love that man. He’s the best!” Photo courtesy of Bertrand Guay/Big Apple Circus To me, that story best sums up the effect Picaso Jr. had on people. I first saw Picaso juggle in Barnum’s Kaleidoscape when I was 10 years old. I vividly remember a beaming man running through the seats, pushing people aside, and even sit...
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Jacob D'Eustachio

Jacob D’Eustachio is a professional juggler based in Las Vegas, NV. He’s performed in 13 countries on 5 continents and most recently appeared at the prestigious Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI. You can see more of his work at www.jacobde.com