New Estate Stamped Print Unveiling Sept. 4

(UPDATE) Take Five is SOLD OUT. Thank you everyone for your purchases. Learn more about the donation of 15 Steinway pianos thanks to the sale of these prints here.

The Estate of George Rodrigue Releases Posthumous “Blue Dog” Print to Benefit the Louisiana State University School of Music and the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

‘Take Five’ to be unveiled at The Cook Hotel Thursday, September 4th at private reception featuring the Rodrigue Steinway Piano

BATON ROUGE—On Thursday, September 4th the Estate of George Rodrigue will unveil a new posthumous print, Take Five, at a private reception at the Cook Hotel (3848 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge) from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The silkscreen was designed by George Rodrigue before his passing on December 14, 2013 and has been printed posthumously in a limited numbered edition of 950. Following the unveiling, the print will be available for purchase at Rodrigue Studio locations in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Lafayette, and Carmel, California. The print is offered at a price of $500 with all proceeds supporting the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) and the LSU School of Music.

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Jacques Rodrigue pictured with “Take Five” at the unveiling.

“We are so excited to unveil this print that Dad designed.” Said Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. “Dad was a huge supporter of the arts and education, and we are so proud to partner with the LSU School of Music to continue his legacy.”

The reception will bring together fans of George

Rodrigue’s art and supporters of the LSU School of Music for a first look at the exclusive print, Take Five. Guests will enjoy Blue Dog inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and music by LSU School of Music PhD student Harold Mims who will perform on the Rodrigue Steinway piano.

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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.

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