as a huge fan of David Bowie, you can imagine how depressed I was to find my Idol gone this past year. In my sorrow, I painted a version of him titled BLACK STAR bone. a mix of aladdin sane and bowie if he was a member of skinz n bonez. We did a tribute for femme fatale with an aladdin sane styled makeup. Long Live the Thin White Duke.
this show will be a mix of new and some old. Most of my new work are 30 by 40 and I would like to post them here, but instead I will give you a link to look for yourself to buy online.
and over the next few days I will be adding lots to the fine art america site. I love fine art america because you can order prints to be delivered. You can even order pillows, shower curtains and beyond! Stay Tuned
here’s a couple printed canvas works, and just to clarify the show, I will be showing with Rick Moore, Lana Guerra, and White Spider Photography.
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~ Pablo Picasso
My painting style is very raw and in the moment, I do not plan out my work and even if I did they would be something
completely different in the end. When I look at art I want it to evoke moods or ideas not just be a pretty picture, so
I guess you could classify my art style to be Childlike Art Brut / Outsider Art. My artwork have been shown in galleries all over the US, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, and France. Right now you can find me live painting and selling original pieces in the French Quarter at Pirates Alley a few times a month and I ship worldwide from my online website and from my etsy shop. – Lana Guerra / Crude Things www.crudethings.com and www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
Rick Moore is an avid music fan and live performance devotee who just happens to carry a camera. After 30+ years in the television post-production business, Rick retired and relocated to New Orleans to share (realize) his passion – photographing musicians in live performance. From the largest festivals to the most intimate clubs, Rick’s performance images capture the very essence of the players whose talents demonstrate the lovingly diverse rhythms of the New Orleans music scene.
White Spider Photography, is a gentleman by the name of “spidey” who I met during some of our Indian Moments with the Wild Tchoupitoulas. He has a very distinct taste in photography and an eye for Urban Lifestyle Imagery. I especially love it when he puts together posters and mirror imaging. as he certainly has an eye for catching yours….
Big Queen Mardiclaw is the owner of the big easel and skinz n bonez and soul sweepers. She is currently showing at both Surrey’s locations on magazine street in New Orleans, and also at both Velvet Cactus locations… Lakeview and Baton Rouge. you can find her in her studio located in Gentilly on any given day, and she will be with her Bone Gang for Joan of Arc on twelfth nite. Also look for her at Dog Day Afternoon, and Melbas in teh 8th ward.
this was taken at krampusgras last year 2014 at siberia. in the picture is Sambone, Mistress Kali Wunderhammer, Bonez of Steele and yours truly.
this was the first painting I did after katrina. she is housed up north in a good patrons home.
this can be purchased at fine art america, but the original is in sacramento at Claibonez house.
frida sold a while back, but her image lives on at fine art america mardiclaw.
hot dawg is hanging in the french quarter….
not sure where fluffy is…
el gato is somewhere in new orleans eating a can of tuna.
this rooster was painted eons ago. I posted him anyhow because who doesn’t love a good BaGawk.
currently for sale at surrey’s 1418 magazine street.
she lasted about one day at surrey’s before someone got her.
somewhere in time….
you can find a great print of this one at fine art america. this is now hanging in toronto canada.
I do tons of these , and they don’t last long on the walls of where I show. everyone loves the man to man, woman to woman wedding works as the world is finally recognizing gay marriage.
Skinz N Bonez Taceaux Loceaux #bonegangnola I am currently touching up the truck for the season. look for another taceaux loceaux truck to emerge this year with another mardiclaw painting on it.
photo courtesy of Kim Welsh.
photo courtesy of Rick Moore
I have five spots that I always show at. Surrey’s 1418 Magazine, 4807 Magazine, Velvet Cactus in Lakeview and Baton Rouge, and Melba’s. I will be branching out to the french quarter here shortly, but I thought it was a good idea to give a little sampling of art that has already sold, so that you can check it out, or maybe ask for a commission. I enjoy doing dog portraits for people, with a day of the dead twist. but here goes…
I just wanted to touch base with all of you out there to let you know that this fall has been incredibly busy for me. I just uploaded 15 images to fine art america. its incredible to think that just about ten years ago I wasn’t showing anything, to today where I have over 100 works hanging in various venues throughout the city of New Orleans.
click on the link above for the fine art america website. or google fine art america mardiclaw.
in the meantime I’m showing at the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen uptown. lots of day of the dead images there, with roosters chickens, and architecture.
from there you can find me at surrey’s 1418 magazine street / 4807 magazine street
velvet cactus lakeview and baton rouge locations and melba’s on elysian fields.
my krewe will be out in force for the October first buggy parade in the french quarter. october third for calacas y maracas where you can win a painting. then oct 18th for prince of wales social aid and pleasure club, anba dlo, krewe of boo, anne rice ball, and then the day of the dead parade.
here’s to the fall, may you find a pumpkin spice latte in your future.
I will be going into the louisiana pizza kitchen here at the end of august. currently showing at Melba’s, both surreys locations and at the velvet cactus here in new orleans and in baton rouge. please bear with me as we fix some issues on this website.
I have found a great new venue to showcase my art. It also happens to be a wonderful restaurant. The Velvet Cactus in Lakeview is among one of my favorite new hotspots. A great patio area with all kinds of funky goodness, and hispanic overtones, with wonderful food, and eclectic mixed crowd. From families to locals alike, this place satisfies all my needs. you will find them here…. http://www.thevelvetcactus.com/
I would like to tell you that I have been quite successful with my day of the dead art here… take some time out of your busy schedule and get yourself a margarita… the happy hour here? makes everyone happy. Watermelon mint? YUM…