“The game has changed.”
“I see you lookin'.”
“I want to leave a mark on New Orleans, like Katrina did”
SO WHEN I GOT BACK TO NEW ORLEANS, KICKASS TOWN, AFTER THE STORM, I SAT DOWN AND STARTED TO THINK ABOUT ART AGAIN. I KEPT THINKING ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO PUT ME OUT OF THEIR HOUSE WHEN I TOLD THEM THEIR ARTWORK WASN'T GOOD. I KEPT THINKING OF THAT SOCIAL WORKER WHO TOLD ME I SHOULD BE AN ARTIST. I KEPT THINKING OF MY GRANDPARENTS AND ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO LOVED MY ART AND THOUGHT...
"I GOT TO PLEASE THEM."
Artist Dapper Bruce Lafitte lives and works in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. His deliciously detailed drawings are created in the back of his shotgun house not far from the Mississippi River.
At 42, he grew up in nearby the French Quarter in the 6th Ward's Lafitte housing development. Lafitte “ain’t there no more,” since after Hurricane Katrina, but its memory, as chronicalled in much of his art, is vibrantly alive.
Bruce's art follows his life in all things New Orleans, from its joyful bands, and parades, to its struggles of poverty and racism. Along with these subjects are the glimpses of the into the world of sports, from baseball, to football and his love of boxing. Come follow Dapper's continuing journey of the world through his images and words...enjoy.
SOME REMEMBERANCES, HELLOS & THANK YOU'S...
RIP Jeff Cook, RIP Mr. Harry Jones, Ron Wilson, Uncle D, RIP Bob Ross, RIP Ernie Burns, RIP Abrams A.K.A Foots, RIP Mrs. M. Abrams...Thank you to my Aunt Margaret Smith, Dan Cameron, Clair Tacon, Barristers Gallery, Diego Cortez A.K.A Pimp Father, Dawn A.K.A Pimp Mother, Mrs P. Green, Duck Bria M., Sanders Family, Louis B. James Gallery, Joy Glidon, Poydras Home, Neat Auction, My Boss, Ladies, My Website Guy, to my fans I appreciate the love, love you Mother, love you Daje M. and Bria M. Brother and my 3 sisters, R.O, Nana, Jamie, my cousins and close friends, Sims Smith, Green Turner, Glass Washington Families
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