2003 YEAR OF THE BLUES

High Cotton Tour

Original Painting

39" round  acrylic & collage on board

Ultra Custom Framing

....................................................$22,000

 

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Year of the Blues

Collectors Lithograph

 

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S O L D

Acknowledging that Blues Music is America's original musical art form, the U.S. Congress declared 2003 to be America's YEAR OF THE BLUES.  As celebrations, concerts and other events unfolded, George Hunt was declared the official artist of the Year of the Blues by Blues & Legends Hall of Fame Museum.  This painting became the central image for the HIGH COTTON TOUR, a visual/artistic celebration of the Year of the Blues.  George Hunt's High Cotton Tour moved from it's origins in Memphis, Tennessee to Radio City Music Hall in New York City where Martin Scorsese was filming the ultimate blues music documentary, Lightnin' in a Bottle.

 

From New York, George Hunt's exhibit moved to Seattle's Experience Music Project (aka Jimi Hendrix Museum), then to Chicago and back to Memphis before going to blues meccas in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Helena, Arkansas.

 

These commerative posters are excellent reproductions of George Hunt's best work, and highly collectable.  Limited quantities.

 

George Hunt has long been recognized as one of the top artists in the South and has also gained a national reputation through touring exhibits and shows from Seattle to New York...and Chicago to New Orleans.  His first love is Blues Music which finds its way in to most of his painting.  But George Hunt also creates incredible images about Civil Rights, African beauty and the rich history of African-Americans in the South.  George Hunt paints with color and feeling.

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