About “Mardi Gras 2014″ Silkscreen
GEORGE RODRIGUE STUDIOS ANNOUNCES FIRST POSTHUMOUS PRINT RELEASE
“Mardi Gras 2014” designed by George Rodrigue celebrates Carnival with the iconic Blue Dog
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NEW ORLEANS—On February 12, 2014 the Estate of George Rodrigue announced the release of “Mardi Gras 2014,” the first print to be released by the artist’s studio since his passing on December 14, 2013.
The silkscreen was designed by George Rodrigue before his death and has been printed posthumously in a limited numbered edition of 450.
The print features two of Rodrigue’s iconic Blue Dogs in Mardi Gras regalia against a striped background of purple, green, and gold. “Mardi Gras 2014” is the continuation of a series of annual Mardi Gras works started in 1991.
“Before Dad got sick, he designed several silkscreen prints that he intended to be created,” says Jacques Rodrigue (pictured). “’Mardi Gras 2014’ will be the first in a series of prints released by his estate over the coming years. My family and I are excited that we have the ability to release new editions of prints in the future that can be enjoyed by his fans and collectors.”
“Mardi Gras 2014” is available for pre-order online at www.GeorgeRodrigue.com and in Rodrigue Studio locations in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Lafayette, and Carmel, California. The print is offered at an introductory price of $500 and subject to change without notice. Prints will be ready to ship to clients on March 10, 2014.
The Estate of George Rodrigue created a proprietary ink to stamp on editions of prints released by the Rodrigue Estate. The one-of-a-kind ink formula includes several security measures that guarantee the authenticity of Rodrigue Estate editions. The stamp measures approximately 1.5 x 3 inches and is screened directly onto prints issued by the Rodrigue Estate. This signature ink reacts uniquely to differing wavelengths of light.