Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Artist Dapper Bruce Lafitte lives and works in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. His deliciously detailed drawings are created in the back of his shotgun house not far from the Mississippi River.
At 42, he grew up in nearby the French Quarter in the 6th Ward's Lafitte housing development. Lafitte “ain’t there no more,” since after Hurricane Katrina, but its memory, as chronicled in much of his art, is vibrantly alive.
Bruce's art follows his life in all things New Orleans, from its joyful bands, and parades, to its struggles of poverty and racism. Along with these subjects are the glimpses of the into the world of sports, from baseball, to football and his love of boxing.
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Visit his current exhibition at Arthur Roger Gallery