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George Dunbar: Mining the Surfaces | A Silent Auction Benefiting WLAE and NOMA

Fri, January 20th, 2023 - Fri, January 27th, 2023

In conjunction with the debut of the documentary George Dunbar: Mining the Surfaces—which brings the story of Dunbar’s career, work ethic, life, and art into vivid focus—WLAE and NOMA are pleased to present the opportunity to bid on four fabulous works.

Each of these unique artworks celebrates the artist’s place in the history of modern and contemporary art in New Orleans and beyond; his inspiration from the natural world; his approachability; and his calling as an artist.

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The silent auction is open Friday, January 20–Friday, January 27, at noon.

Artworks will be on view in NOMA’s Coleman Courtyard Tuesday, January 24–Friday, January 27, at noon.



About the Works

These four works exemplify George Dunbar’s signature attention to texture, form, shape, and material.

Click each image to view the works in detail.

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George Dunbar, Coin Du Lestin CCIV, 2022. Palladium leaf over blue gray clay with incised lines. 14 x 12 inches.

Starting Bid: $11,250
Value: $15,000

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George Dunbar, Koroa (Surge Series), 2023. French gold over black and dark green clay. 14 x 16 inches.

Starting Bid: $9,000
Value: $12,000

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George Dunbar, Seraphim (Bonfouca Series), 2017. Acrylic, India ink, silver leaf, and paper on panel. 11.25 x 17 inches.

Starting Bid: $7,500
Value: $10,000

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George Dunbar, Rouville No. 134, 2023. 24 karat rose gold over black and burgundy clay with die keen. 18 x 24 inches.

Starting Bid: $15,000
Value: $20,000

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About George Dunbar: Mining the Surfaces

From the award-winning executive producers of the documentaries Fats Domino – Walkin’ Back to New Orleans and A Tribute to Toussaint comes the latest documentary by WLAE-TV and LAE Productions.

The film premieres on Sunday, March 5, 7 pm, on WLAE.


Fri, January 20th, 2023
Fri, January 27th, 2023
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