2013 Jazz Fest and Congo Square Posters Released

The posters for the 2013 Jazz Fest and Congo Square have been released, spotlighting acts on the Jazz Fest bill this year. Local publisher art4now released the official posters, with various editions ranging from $69-$895, per below.

Check the images and details, starting with the official 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest poster by James Michalopoulous. This year’s limited edition silk-screen collectible is the 39th in the annual series.

Jazz Fest 2013 Poster copyright NOJ&HF

JAZZ FEST 2013 / HEART SONG: A Portrait of Aaron Neville by James  Michalopoulos

Michalopoulos’ portrait distills Neville’s twin inspirations: New Orleans and spirituality.

Artist Michalopoulos has created five definitive contributions to the poster series (1998, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2009) including three of its most valuable. He exhibits extensively in the art capitals of Europe and the United States, maintains studios and galleries in Burgundy, France and New Orleans. The original painting is on view at the Michalopoulos Gallery in New Orleans.

Various editions (archival papers, canvas) of the image run $69-$895.

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Congo Square 2013 Poster copyright art4now

CONGO SQUARE 2013 / BUCKWHEAT’S ZYDECO: A Congo Square Tribute to the Spirit of Southwest Louisiana by R. Gregory Christie

As for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Congo Square poster by R. Gregory Christie — a folk-inspired portrait of the image’s namesake — the limited edition item is the 20th in the annual series.

Artist Christie traces his own Southwest Louisiana Creole roots to his mother’s family in New Roads. He has crafted covers for jazz albums including John Coltrane: The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings, and was a New Yorker Magazine illustrator. The most recent of his 44 books are When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat (Chronicle) and Jazz Baby (Harcourt).

Various editions of the silkscreen collectible run $69-$595.

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