- Type: Paintings
- Material: Wood
- Style: Outsider
- Region of Origin: US-Southeast
- Date of Creation: 2000-Now
DOG AND GATOR, Original New Orleans Folk Art by Dr. The weird and wonderful New Orleans folk art of Dr. Bob was one of the brave 9th Ward souls who stayed behind for Hurricane Katrina. He battled looters and infection, but came out on top and is back in action. Please check the Dr. To view more works by the good doctor. We hope to be adding many more pieces in the coming weeks, so check back often. These paintings are not only great New Orleans memorabilia, but would make a great showpiece with a positive message in your bar, juke joint, or music venue. A Brief Bio of Dr. Bob, half Crow Indian and half French/German, is a self taught artist born in Kansas who relocated to New Orleans via Lake Pontchartrain. His utilization of found objects in his work, along with his own unique painting style, have combined into one of the most recognizable and respected representations of New Orleans and Louisiana folk art in the world. He popularized the phrase “Be Nice or Leave” in his paintings, which has become an internationally recognized part of his identity. Among the celebrities who have added Dr. Bob’s work to their private collections are Emmy Lou Harris, GiO The Burlesque Queen of New Orleans! , Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey Mariah actually posed with her Dr. Bob piece for People Magazine! , Billy Connolly, Isaac Tigrett, and The Reverend Howard Finster. Bob’s work can also be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, The Memphis Blues Foundation, the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, as well as the New Orleans House of Blues. Bob has also been featured on the Kansas City Public TV program, Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations Vol. 15 – Bumbling through the Bayou. Description of this piece: This large painting by Dr. Bob is quite striking. A dog and gator seem to be enjoying the New Orleans sunset as two flying alligators soar overhead. The yellow frame is adorned with many bottlecaps. The dimensions (from the outer border of the frame) are approximately 24 x 24. The condition is excellent. The item “DOG AND GATOR New Orleans Louisiana Folk Art by DR. BOB” is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art”. The seller is “jukejointlouie” and is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.