George Dureau poster
Rex Proclaims Mardi Gras, 1996
Limited Edition Silkscreen (Signed, Numbered)
42″ x 30″ Framed
It just doesn’t get more NOLA than George Dureau and Rex together. This signed George Dureau poster comes already framed in an attractive blonde wood frame, saving you about $400!
George Dureau, New Orleans legend
George Dureau was one of New Orleans’ major 20th-century artists (b. 1930, d. 2014). His drawing style is instantly recognizable, as he was a notable draftsman, but he is just as well known for his photography. His pictures often included dwarves and amputees – not as a sort of freak show, but in order to expand the notion of beauty and “rightness.” His photos and drawings of black men inspired Robert Mapplethorpe, who was a friend. Both worked in a classical, formal tradition, but with a transgressive, contemporary flavor. Dureau is an icon in the history of New Orleans art.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
Here’s a link to more about the artist.
Here is the Wikipedia entry for George Dureau.