11th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Official Poster by Varion Laurent
18" x 24"
New Orleans self-taught folk artist Dr. Bob has made the phrase “Be Nice or Leave” as much a part of his identity as the found objects he transforms into his artwork. Half Crow Indian and half French/German, Dr. Bob was born in Kansas in 1952 and came to New Orleans via Lake Pontchartrain. It was while he lived “across the lake” that he became familiar with the alligator, an image that appears repeatedly in his work. Creatures from the bayou, the characters of the Quarter, and the spirits and demons of the Crescent City are all captured in the visionary paintings and assemblages created from architectural salvage, and numerous found objects from the city, the river, and the swamp.