Artist George Rodrigue described this artwork:
“We think we know movie stars as people; but in real life they are someone else. The camera loves their look, and as a result we as an audience interpret what they think. We are seduced by their character. The Blue Dog is similar. You may look at it and think one thing, but deep down there’s always a mystery of why and what it is. These two classical icons together (Marilyn Monroe and the Blue Dog) create an even greater mystery. And to me, that’s the definition of art.” Read more.
Note: Although Rodrigue printed this edition, he did not complete signing it. According to the appraisal firm, Matthew Clayton Brown, there is a well-established precedent for completing an artist’s edition posthumously —-notably with editions from the Estate of Andy Warhol concerning artwork Warhol had created but not yet signed upon his death.
In other words, this is not a new print. It is the original Rodrigue edition. Because Rodrigue did not complete signing the run, his estate is completing the numbered series using his official estate stamp, picking up where he left off, with #31/125. A Certificate of Authenticity with each print will reflect this signed/numbered distinction, as well as the fact that this is an original edition created in 2012 by George Rodrigue.
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