George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog series represents his attempt to conserve Cajun culture, especially following the events of September 11, 2001. Offered in New Orleans Auction Galleries’ upcoming auction is an original acrylic painting titled God Bless America by Rodrigue. To portray the grief and terror that followed 9/11, Rodrigue painted his signature blue dog in front of the American flag. However, the dog is colorless in this piece, with red eyes that indicate a heavy heart. Paintings by artists Charles Hermans and Jean Beraud are also highlighted in the sale.
Period furniture such as cabinets, tables, and mirrors are a part of the auction as well. Among them is an American rococo revival rosewood étagère. Attributed to J. H. Belter, the upper section of this display holds a central mirror atop white marble. Below, there is a central drawer, mirrored cabinet, and carved swan legs. Other highlights of this auction include Oriental rugs, porcelain, bronze statues, shades, timepieces, and silverware. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on New Orleans Auction Galleries.
Lot Categories:Art American School (34), Art Continental School (73), Art Regional School (28), Art Sculpture (28), Decorative Objects American (6), Decorative Objects Continental (84), Furniture American (64), Furniture Continental (91), Jewelry (134), Porcelain, Pottery & Ceramics Asian (4)
# of Lots:1017
Price Range:$1,200 - $150,000
Interesting lots include:
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|American rococo revival rosewood and marble-top etagere|| Estimate: |
|God Bless America, 2001 acrylic on canvas by George Rodrigue|| Estimate: |
|At Dawn oil on canvas by Charles Hermans|| Estimate: |
|Escrimeuse oil on wood panel by Jean Beraud|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Jay Strongwater enameled and Jeweled menorahs and a pair of mezuzahs|| Estimate: |