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Featured Artist: Simon of New Orleans
For the past several years, Simon's images have been popping up in local restaurants, bars and homes. The vibrant works, done in oil-based enamel paint on plywood and pressed tin, reflect his wry sense of humor in ways that are alternately direct and incomprehensible. Many are signs featuring bold, colorfully underscored messages: one welcome sign exclaims, "oh No! Not You Again! while another begs, "Please God, Don't Sue Me." Easily a dozen restaurants and shops in New Orleans have signs made by Simon that say simply, 'Be Nice or Leave.' Simon, who resembles a paint-splattered Willie Nelson, speaks with a bouillabaisse-thick accent in grammatically flexible English. He begins painting early each morning at his home studio, but most days he can be found at the back of his Magazine Street shop. His work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Travel & Leisure and USA Today.
See more of Simon's work at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.