“Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” was one of Rodrigue’s final Blue Dog paintings
On Monday, November 3rd, 2014 the Estate of George Rodrigue released “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” the fourth print to be released by the artist’s studio since his passing on December 14, 2013. Printed in Paris, France, this estate stamped edition of 275 is a hand-pulled stone lithograph of Rodrigue’s original painting.
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie is a perfect example of the classic Rodrigue style: a stylized oak tree dissected by the canvas’s upper edge so that its lower branches form interesting blue shapes above the bushes. The subjects –the Oak Tree, the Blue Dog, and even the handmade carvings- connect a lifetime of painting and interests. LEARN MORE
“We are excited that we can release this new print.” Said Jacques Rodrigue, son of George Rodrigue. “Dad wanted it printed in Paris and released in time for a Christmas last year. My family and I are excited that we can still fulfill his original intentions.”
In a recent blog-post the artist’s wife Wendy Rodrigue explained, “He painted it [Choo Choo Ch’Boogie]… intending a hand-pulled stone lithograph of the image, printed in the old style in Paris, France. It would be his fourth print using this method.”
“Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” is available in Rodrigue Studio locations in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Lafayette, and Carmel, California.
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.