CELEBRATING ARTIST GEORGE RODRIGUE and 25 YEARS
The Rodrigue Family —Wendy, André, and Jacques— requests you Celebrate the Life and Art of George Rodrigue, while commemorating 25 Years since the artist first opened his gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This special weekend of events includes the Sanders Collection, featuring important original paintings on loan from Rodrigue’s biggest collector, Don Sanders of Houston, Texas, who first discovered Rodrigue while visiting Carmel in 1996. In addition, Rodrigue’s family shares favorite related paintings from the artist’s archives, including Hot Dog Halo (1995), his first painting of Wendy, painted in Carmel two years before they married; and The Immaculate Dog (1992), Rodrigue’s tribute to an iconic 1852 painting by Ingres —-both of which caused a sensation when he premiered them at Galerie Blue Dog, Carmel, and both of which remain today within Wendy’s private collection.
Also on view, Lacoste Lineup (1991), a 7-foot painting of an alligator, Blue Dogs, and oak trees, designed to attract attention from the window of the gallery’s original 6th Avenue location; and, of special note, Rodrigue’s iconic portrait of his friend Chef Paul Prudhomme (1989, on loan from the Prudhomme Estate), who helped open the original Galerie Blue Dog, serving Cajun food to hundreds of visitors lined up for blocks throughout downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.
To honor this historic occasion, George Rodrigue’s family re-issued his silkscreen, Carmel Edition I, in the spirit of the original 1991 print, replicating the artist’s paper, ink, dimensions, edition size, and design, with the added element of “25 Years 2016.”
The silkscreen coincides with a special exhibition opening August 2016 at Rodrigue Studio Carmel, CA.
George Rodrigue’s Carmel history is heartwarming and vast— personally, professionally, and artistically— beginning with regular visits as an art student in the 1960s and culminating in the 2000s, when he built a studio at his home in mid-Valley, painting most of his works there between 2001 and 2013. Learn more
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