I don't know why I keep denying my interest in George Rodrigue . Maybe because Blue Dog, as sweet as she is, got a little over-saturated in my mind at the height of her popularity. Regardless, I finally took a look at "Rodrigue's Louisiana: Forty Years of Cajuns, Blue Dogs, and Beyond Katrina" at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and couldn't deny my awe and admiration for the artist and his endless creativity, and of course his wonderful dog art.
Art critic Doug MacCash of The Times-Picayune gives the show a rave too. He also selected some of his favorite pieces (including several non-Blue Dog ones) that I share with you here. Enjoy!
A collection of Blue Dog style cows. The large one made for Cows on Parade Chicago, 1999. The 250 small ones, won in a settlement after a Chinese porcelain company tried to illegally mass produce them in miniature.
Show runs through June 8. For more information visit NOMA's website.