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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 133

George Rodrigue Blue Dog Painting, Louisiana Sunday Morning

Estimate: $50,000 - $60,000

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George Rodrigue (Louisiana, 1944-2013), "A Louisiana Sunday morning," acrylic on canvas, depicting the artist's signature Blue Dog seated between two lit candles and before a basket of flowers adorned with a bright red bow. A single flower lies in the foreground. In the background a large, black tree draped with Spanish moss arches over the scene. Signed "Rodrigue" lower left, additionally signed and dated 2012 en verso. Housed in a molded gilt wood frame. Canvas 30" H x 30" W. Framed 35 3/4" H x 35 3/4" W.

Note: "The early summer of 2012 was a difficult time for Rodrigue and his family, a time of uncertainty following a series of misdiagnoses surrounding his illness. However, by the fall of 2012, Rodrigue was given the encouraging news that his cancer had entered remission, and when he returned to his easel, a number of the subsequent paintings reflected this new outlook on life, and symbolism on his canvases were plentiful. In 'A Louisiana Sunday Morning,' Rodrigue included two candles which represented his second chance at life, and the flowers represented rebirth. During the many weeks in a Houston hospital, Rodrigue had time to reflect on his situation; now being gifted a second chance, gave him the opportunity to reflect on what he had been close to losing. 'A Louisiana Sunday Morning' represents all that Rodrigue cherished--in his words, hope, love, happiness and sunshine." (Courtesy George Rodrigue Studios).



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Private Collection, acquired from Rodrigue Gallery, Louisiana, September 2012.