Michal-ripoff-oulos Square

I hadn’t walked around Jackson Square in a while, but did so this weekend. What struck me was the near uniformity of the graphic art street vendors. Nearly every other artist there was showcasing some Michalopoulos look-a-likes, with the skewed, drunken New Orleans architecture. I purposely purchased a couple of paintings from one of the few painters actually attempting to do something original, rather than shamelessly copy someone else.

I guess the knockoffs sell, but still– why not develop your own style?

1 Comment so far

  1. Tyler (unregistered) on January 17th, 2005 @ 5:31 pm

    Not to be the hallelujah chorus or anything, but a-fucking-men.

    And yah’ll are gonna hate me for this but I love Earl Hebert’s stuff. He’s a friendly guy, too.


    Part of me wants to walk up and down the streets of the Quarter handing out tickets for offending the sensibilities. Can we ask the Mayor to close particularly egregious abusers?? Not that I’m gonna name names or anything *coughroddyscheercough*.

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