Dance With Me Henry
1989/2016 by George Rodrigue
A new silkscreen based on Rodrigue’s 1989 painting
Image size 24×18; paper size 28×22
Numbered Edition of 450
Official Rodrigue Estate Stamp
*price is introductory and subject to change without notice
“Dance with Me Henry is one of the first Rock & Roll songs I bought as a teenager,” recalled Rodrigue. “My cousin Charmaine worked at the music store in New Iberia and picked out five 78-rpm records, including another favorite, Hearts Made of Stone by the Fontane Sisters. I was in the 7th grade, and I listened to those records over and over again. The songs stuck with me, and I later paid tribute to the music and the memories in my paintings.” Read more
See the original painting, Dance With Me Henry (1989, oil on canvas) on view through May 15th, 2016 at Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans during the special exhibition “Rodrigue: Celebrating Music.” Learn more
As he did since the 1990s while assisting George Rodrigue, Tony Bernard of Lafayette, Louisiana continues to oversee printmaking from Rodrigue’s designs:
“Over the years, George and I produced several silkscreen editions from his Cajun paintings,” explains Bernard. “The silkscreens are of the highest quality available, printed using a 4-color CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) process, which George found to be the best way of reproducing these complex paintings in print form.
“Each of the four colors creates a dot pattern that varies in closeness and density to make up the thousands of colors that are in the painting. Although invisible to the naked eye, this ‘dot pattern’ appears under a magnifier, showing how it creates varying saturations of color depending on how tightly the dots are applied. We run one color at a time, and each color is dry before applying the next one.”
See the complete collection of available silkscreen prints based on George Rodrigue’s Cajun Series paintings HERE.