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New posthumous Rodrigue print celebrates Mardi Gras

4 years 10 months 6 days ago Monday, January 05 2015 Jan 5, 2015 January 05, 2015 7:38 AM January 05, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Greg Renoud

LAFAYETTE, La. - A year after George Rodrigue's death, his estate will release 450 copies of a Blue Dog Mardi Gras print he designed.

This one paints the round-eyed, perky-eared dog in Carnival colors: half of its face is green, it has a yellow snout and wears a purple mask.

Rodrigue's son, Jacques Rodrigue, says a special stamp proves the silkscreen prints are authentic. The 1.5-inch by 3-inch stamp uses ink that looks black to the naked eye, green under infrared and purple under ultraviolet light.

He says the Rodrigue Studio Lafayette will begin selling the new print at 10 a.m. Monday.

Rodrigue says he was amazed when last year's sold out in five days.


IMAGE: The Advertiser

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