Where to Find New Orleans Art When You’re Not in New Orleans

The traditional way to find New Orleans art is to ramble up Royal Street or Chartres Street, wandering into galleries to peruse art. But not everyone has this luxury. Still, there’s a big market for New Orleans art, and not just in New Orleans. New Orleans is a favorite tourist destination for people all over the world. Many of them …

Where to Find New Orleans Prints for Sale

Many people search online for “New Orleans Prints for Sale.” Whether you will find what you are looking for depends on the TYPE of print you are looking for. There are two distinct types. One is a print of a New Orleans scene or subject in an unlimited edition, where the producer will print as many as he or she …

New Orleans Artist George Dureau

When many people think of New Orleans artist George Dureau, they think “edgy.” Many relate his work to that of his friend Robert Mapplethorpe and not without reason. Dureau actually strongly influenced Mapplethorpe, in addition to being his friend. And both photographed and drew male nudes in avant-garde, even controversial ways. George Dureau is most famous for photographing male amputees …

Popular Subjects in the Art of New Orleans

Though there is a myriad of wonderful subjects to choose from, some pop up again and again in the art of New Orleans, including in our online New Orleans art gallery. Here are some of the most common ones. Saint Louis cathedral in art St. Louis Cathedral is probably the most painted building in the city. It also happens to …

Ida Kohlmeyer, Iconic New Orleans painter

  Ida Kohlmeyer (1912 – 1997)  is now considered the most significant New Orleans painter of the modern period. Her larger canvases can bring up to around $80,000 even at auction. Early career Born to Polish immigrant parents, Ida Kohlmeyer matriculated at Newcomb College, which had become a nourishing birthplace for a resurgence in southern art beginning early in the …

Where to Find New Orleans Art Online

Because many people who love New Orleans don’t live in the city, they often search for where they can find New Orleans art online. And that can be a bit tricky. It’s easy enough to find the “touristy” sort of art – just look on eBay or search on Google and it pops up everywhere. So if you want a …

Visiting Art Galleries in New Orleans

Folks from out of town often ask for information about visiting art galleries in New Orleans. Here is a short guide to where I typically send them. Julia Row First is Julia Row. These are the toniest art galleries in New Orleans, showing contemporary art that is typically at a higher price point than other galleries in New Orleans. Some …

New Orleans French Quarter Art Galleries Trying to Survive Coronavirus

New Orleans’ French Quarter art galleries are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, as so many other businesses are. Most have closed their doors for now, as the trickle of people still out and around cannot drive a single sale. It remains to be see which ones will survive this ordeal. The New Orleans art world has been rocked from top …

New Orleans Art Icons: Knut Heldner and Colette Pope Heldner

Knut Heldner and Colette Pope Heldner have become icons of New Orleans art. This is not only because they painted scenes in and around New Orleans, but also because their story is a uniquely New Orleans art story. And of course, it is not often that a husband and wife are both painters who often paint in a similar style. …