Roy Ferdinand, Jr

Self-taught artist Roy Ferdinand, Jr. had something to say about life in his part of New Orleans, and he said it with pencils and paint. These streets are where Ferdinand found his subjects, a curious crowd of pimps, drug dealers, prostitutes and other local characters. They are chronicled in the large, colorful drawings with a cool wit and great attention to detail. He, along with others in our collection, is featured in the House of Blues clubs throughout the country.