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Now available— Original paintings by George Rodrigue, including two special new additions with alligators. Click the photo to learn more, or contact Rodrigue Studio.
Artist George Rodrigue as King of the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians, Washington D.C. Mardi Gras, photographed in the Great Hall of the New Orleans Museum of Art. #tbt 1994
“Dressed to Kill” (1992) is among Rodrigue’s earliest Blue Dog sculptures and is one of only a handful created in wood. Now on view at Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans.
Artist George Rodrigue loved Mardi Gras and enjoyed ruling as “King” for various Krewes in Louisiana and, perhaps his favorite reign, Washington D.C.
“He inspired me,” said Rodrigue about Clifton Chenier. “Still does. He didn’t curl up and let his disease stop him, even after losing a foot to diabetes. He kept on playing.”
See the original painting “Clifton Chenier” (1985, oil on canvas by George Rodrigue, 24×20 inches) during the exhibition “Rodrigue: Celebrating Music,” opening February 24th at Rodrigue Studio, New Orleans.