Sunday, February 1, 2009

Outsider Artist, a New Orleans favorite

Roy Ferdinand was a beloved New Orleans artist who had great compassion for the arts and the people in his community. His paintings often portrayed the street life he knew, including the seamy side of the town. In this well composed piece, he depicts a man, taking a moment on his porch for reflection and a beer, watched over by his alert and trusty dog. Last year a presentation of the artist's works were the topic of a lecture at the American Museum of Folk Art in NY. For fans of the late Mr. Ferdinand, this is an easy piece to live with. It's mixed media on paper (26" x 32") in a beautiful maple frame, and very well priced at $700.
Recently released from a private collection.

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