George Rodrigue Blue Dog * DAISIES FOR YOU * Signed #65/120(Photographs were taking in the original packing, and this silkscreen will be shipped in the original box ) ***** Offered for sale is an Original George Rodrigue Blue Dog Silkscreen unframed, Signed & Numbered work entitled " Daisies For You ". This piece of Art was purchased January 2006 Measures Approx. 14" X 18" It is an edition of only 120 and this piece is number #65 It is signed in the bottom right corner & numbered in lower Left corner. ***** This would make a fabulous addition for any Blue Dog lover’s collection. ***** Condition: Mint/New ***** About the Artist: George Rodrigue was born in 1944 in New Iberia, LA. Rodrigue is best known known for his creation of the Blue Dog series of paintings. Inspired by Rodrigue's childhood pet, Tiffany, whom he poses with other animals and people & influenced by the Loup Garou legend- the first painting in the series bears the title Loup Garou . The Blue Dog was made popular by Absolut Vodka in 1992, when Rodrigue was honored as an Absolut Vodka artist, joining famous artists such as Andy Warhol and glass artist Hans Godo Frabel . The Blue Dog was used by both Absolut Vodka and the Xerox Corporation through national ad campaigns. The blue-hued spaniel/terrier is often featured with a white nose and yellow eyes. Accolades 1986: Commissioned by Republican Party to paint President Ronald Reagan; Reagan later donated painting to Louisiana State University 1988: Commissioned by Republican Party to paint Vice President George Bush and his 10 grandchildren; painting now hangs in Bush's private office 1989: Painted three Cajun Easter eggs for annual White House Easter Egg Roll 1992: Commissioned by Carillon Importers to paint Absolut Louisiana for USA Today 1993: Carillon Importers commissioned Absolut Rodrigue 1995: Commissioned by New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to paint Louis Armstrong 1996: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival commissioned portrait of Pete Fountain; and Neiman Marcus commissioned catalogue cover design for the book Butterflies Are Free 1997: Commissioned by Democratic Inaugural Committee to paint President-elect Bill Clinton and Vice President-elect Al Gore 1998: Commissioned by New Orleans Jazz Club to create 50th anniversary poster; and Neiman Marcus commissioned catalogue cover design for the book Hawaiian Blues 2000: Commissioned by Young & Rubicam to create paintings for ads promoting Xerox Color Inkjet Printers; and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival commissioned painting of Al Hirt 2003: Honored as Outstanding Alum of the University of Louisiana, along with baseball legend Ron Guidry 2003: Raised approximately 1 million dollars for a new habitat for Mike the Tiger, Louisiana State University's live mascot. He did so by painting the Tiger along with Rodrigue's famous oak trees and donated 5,000 silkscreens to the Tiger Athletic Foundation. 2004: Painted official portrait for the inauguration of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Rabineaux Blanco; inducted into Louisiana "Order of Living Legends" by the Acadian Museum; delivered guest lecture at the Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, the historical library on the island of Nantucket; and honored as Artist of the Year by the American Liver Foundation in Birmingham, Al. 2005: Created official 25th anniversary artwork for the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans
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