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Where Y'Art: Eight must-see murals below Esplanade

Danae Brissonet_Fairgrinds Coffee_New Orleans_Mural

We’ve scouted New Orleans to bring you a few must-see murals in the Marigny, Bywater and Treme neighborhoods. While scouting art, we wondered what the difference was between graffiti & street art. So, we asked New Orleans street artist, Jeremy Paten for his two cents.

“If I had to describe the two, I would say that graffiti rejects established standards, encourages experimentation, and draws from popular culture and advertising. Another difference can be found in authorial intent, intended audience, and form e.g. the artist’s “tag.” The intention behind a tag is the rebellious proliferation of the artist’s signature, akin to brand name advertising. Whereas street art is drawn with a pictorial focus rather than textual, and it is rebellious but not purposefully destructive as there is intent to beautify the urban environment.”

KASHINK + WOOLY THE MAMMOTH + HENRY LIPKIS

Kashink_Wooly the Mammoth_New Orleans MuralLocation: North Claiborne and La Harpe, on the side of Boss Status Apparel in Treme

As you’re exiting I-10, check our the Bounce mural in your rearview mirror. Painted by Kashink & Wooly the Mammoth, this mural commemorates the iconic music genre only found in New Orleans.

“LOUISIANA BLUE NOTE” BY MTO

MTO_New Orleans MuralLocation: Touro and Marais in Marigny

While in New Orleans, French Artist MTO, completed this mural sponsored by NOLA Rising and
curated by Rex Dingler. The lounging man depicted is reading “Le Bateau Ivre” by Arthur Rimbaud.

“CHANGE” BY DANAE BRISSONET

Danae Brissonet_Fairgrinds Coffee_New Orleans_MuralLocation: Fairgrinds Coffee House, 2221 St. Claude Ave. in Bywater

As you walk into Fairgrinds St. Claude,  feast your eyes on “Change” created by Canadian artist Danae Brissonet.

“THE LOTUS CHAIR” BY LAUREL TRUE OF TRUE MOSAICS STUDIO AND LETTERING BY WOOLY THE MAMMOTH + HENRY LIPKIS

Laurel True_Wooly the Mammoth_New Orleans ArtLocation: St. Claude and Spain in Bywater

Right next to the KIPP School, relax and keep cool in the shade. Artist Laurel True creates public and architectural work as part of her global creative activism. Her mosaic work can be found in other public spaces in New Orleans and around the world.

 

SUE IRELAND

Sue Ireland_New Orleans ArtSue Ireland_New Orleans ArtLocation: Bishop Perry Center, Touro and Dauphine in Marigny

Created by artist and neighbor, Sue Ireland, over eight months, this mural was painted as a gift, illustrating the history of the property. As part of her process, she preserved pieces of two original murals. The first mural was painted by young pregnant women attending the alternative Catholic school and the second by Bishop Perry students a few months before Hurricane Katrina.

 

HENRY LIPKIS

 

Henry Lipkis_New Orleans Art_MuralHenry Lipkis_New Orleans Art_MuralLocation: St. Claude and Franklin in Bywater

Over a six-month period, Los Angeles native, Henry Lipkis created one of the city’s newest and largest murals. This mural celebrates the culture of second line parades and is presented by the Original Big Nine, Original C.T.C. Steppers, and Original Nine Times social aid and pleasure clubs. On Sundays these social aid and pleasure clubs second line by the mural site.

“TRUMPET BLACK” BY BRANDON ODUMS (BMIKE)

 

Trumpet_Black_BmikeLocation: Corner of N. Claiborne Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street in Treme

Brandan Odums‘ portrait of the late Travis ‘Trumpet Black’, a brass band musician who died at the age of 28. “In New Orleans,” Odums said, “we celebrate life. We mourn, but beyond the mourning, we have a celebration.”

“ERNIE K-DOE” BY LEFTY PARKER

 

Ernie_Kdoe_Euclid_RecordsLocation: Euclid and Chartres Street in Bywater

Lefty Parker mural of Ernie K-Doe, beloved New Orleans R&B musician painted on the side of the original Euclid Records.

Where Y'Art is a curated community of New Orleans artists, craftsmen and designers seeking to connect with buyers and each other. There are over 100 local artists represented on their website, which is a 24-hour gallery where there is no limit to wall space.

This is the beginning of an ongoing series where we spotlight New Orleans must-see murals and public art neighborhood by neighborhood. You can find and see more murals every Sunday, on their Instagram.

If you would like to join in, you can take a picture, tag @WhereYart and use #NOLAmurals to let them know where your favorite murals and we’ll feature your selection.

This article was reposted from Where Y'art, a NolaVie content partner.