Galleries may be closed and Jackson Square deserted, but artist Josh Wingerter spiced up the French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods, using plywood as his canvas.
- photos by Ellis Anderson
The first few appeared on Royal Street. Then, on what would have been the opening weekend of Jazz Fest, a Jazz triptych on Chartres offered the "Sounds of Love." When an entire gallery manifested on Frenchmen Street, #joshua_wingerter lit up Instagram. The invitations to use boarded up windows and doors as canvas by the "Pop Art Scientist" began rolling in.
We met Josh on April 24, when he and his crew were finishing up a series on Decatur Street for the French Market folks. A few more have since appeared on Decatur and more on Royal, but the artist has been directing his energies into creating more portable works. He's painted 140 that have been sold to help feed out of work hospitality industry employees.
Below, you'll find shots of most of Josh's individual paintings. You can find out more about the artist and his work on his website.
French Market/Decatur Street
Royal and Chartres streets
Frenchmen Street and Marigny
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