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sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jul 8, 2006
I am looking for information about James Russell. He was a New orleans street artist who died in 1994. I am a big fan of his work and am also looking for copies of his Mardi Gras ladies.
Dan

Muscle Shoals, AL

#2 Jul 24, 2006
Sue,

I have 2 James Russell Mardi Gras girl posters (framed and in excellent condition). 1981 (B&W) and 1991 (full color). You can email me at sir_danno@comcast.net if interested.
michelle

AOL

#3 Jul 27, 2006
sue80 wrote:
I am looking for information about James Russell. He was a New orleans street artist who died in 1994. I am a big fan of his work and am also looking for copies of his Mardi Gras ladies.

Hi sue,
I see you are looking for James Russell prints. I have two framed prints - one of which is signed. Are you still in the market?
Nckee@aol.com
John

AOL

#4 Aug 23, 2006
I have james russel poster not a copy mardi gras new orleans 1981 email zuejon@aol.com I would like to know more about james russel
BOB

Michigan City, IN

#5 Sep 9, 2006
If anyone has any of James Russell's prints i am interested. Please email bob@vdubbya.com with the info.
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Sep 10, 2006
check out flickr.com unter the name skavinjher. i have a few pics of his posters. some i have some i don't. i post them as i come across them. i am in the process of collecting info on mr russell, and when i can get to it i will post as much as i have been able to find. i have talked via e-mail to several people, including his niece,
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Sep 11, 2006
From JMac :
He did one every year until his death - the last was a special commission by Harrah's Casino called Lady Luck which was completed right before he died in 1994. He had enormous talent but abused alcohol which eventually killed him

From Karen W
Many of his beautiful women have been reproduced in poster form and are dated and titled. These are easily recognized as late reproductions as they are dated long after Russell's death

From Laurie L., his niece
Jimmy was in his early 50s at the time of his death and started drawing portraits in his early 20s. He was commissioned by the officers to do portraits when he was in the U.S. Army. I don't know much about his artwork prior to his move to New Orleans and his success with the Mardi Gras women series.

From Linda S.
I have an 1987 original pen and ink signed by James Russell. He gave it to me in New Orleans the night he had finished running off about 2,000 copies of it. I was in Harry's bar sitting in the barber chair when He and some of his friends and his manager came in with it. I asked the guy who said he was the manager could I buy it and he told me it was the original that was used to make the prints. Mr. Russell came in a few minutes later and I was talking to him about the poster and I jokingly told him I had tried to buy it from his manager but that he wouldn't sell it to me, so I told him he could just
give it to me. At that point he called the guy over who had the poster and told him to give him a knife and a pencil. He made a slit in the cellophane and signed it to me, Best Wishes Always J. Russell. He also told me that the girl in the poster is a real person.
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Sep 12, 2006
Also, check here to view prints. some i have some i don't have.i may have to make the ones on flickr private because of the rules.

http://www.zorpia.com/skavinjher80
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Sep 13, 2006
mary

Denton, TX

#10 Sep 13, 2006
I would like to replace the russell that was destroyed by hurricane katrina at a renowed eatery/bar in biloxi. it was the figure with the cat. can't believe that is gone... but that how it is. how about a little help??
thanks, mary
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Sep 13, 2006
mary wrote:
I would like to replace the russell that was destroyed by hurricane katrina at a renowed eatery/bar in biloxi. it was the figure with the cat. can't believe that is gone... but that how it is. how about a little help??
thanks, mary
I think that would be Lady Luck I.Go to this link and you can buy it for about $11.00 + shipping.

http://blackheritage.ecartmall.com/html/sub.j...
or
Black Heritage Gallery
717 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70016
info@blackheritagegallery.com

Hope that helps. I tried to put the phone # in but this forum will not let me.
They have more in stock that are not shown . But I think they cost a lot more.
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Sep 13, 2006
sue80 wrote:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2 5616083@N00/
this should have worked. Oh well...I'm listed as skavinjher at filckr.com just do a member search.
Larry Curry

United States

#13 Sep 22, 2006
I would like to buy james russell posters. If anybody has any please email me at larrycurry1951@gmail.com.
Brenda

Fort Worth, TX

#14 Sep 23, 2006
I have a signed James Russell poster, which I listed on eBay today. It is item number 290033062197.
seaamigo

AOL

#15 Oct 1, 2006
BOB wrote:
If anyone has any of James Russell's prints i am interested. Please email bob@vdubbya.com with the info.
I have a signed and numbered James Russell Mardi Gras 1981 picture on parchment. It is mint and has been in the mailing tube since 1981. I can be reached at seaamigo@AOL.COM
seaamigo

AOL

#16 Oct 5, 2006
seaamigo wrote:
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I have a signed and numbered James Russell Mardi Gras 1981 picture on parchment. It is mint and has been in the mailing tube since 1981. I can be reached at seaamigo@AOL.COM
If any one wants to see a pic, it can be viewed on ebay under Item number: 280035161651
Larry

United States

#17 Oct 6, 2006
Dan wrote:
Sue,
I have 2 James Russell Mardi Gras girl posters (framed and in excellent condition). 1981 (B&W) and 1991 (full color). You can email me at sir_danno@comcast.net if interested.
If you still have them I'm in the market
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Oct 14, 2006
seaamigo wrote:
<quoted text>
If any one wants to see a pic, it can be viewed on ebay under Item number: 280035161651
WOW! you got a really good price for your print!$187.50!
You started at a good price and didn't try to gouge. Well done!
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Oct 14, 2006
seaamigo wrote:
<quoted text>
If any one wants to see a pic, it can be viewed on ebay under Item number: 280035161651
You did very well also!$86.00. you started at a very good price! If I didn't have this print already i would have be on it like a duck on a june bug!LOL
sue80

Las Vegas, NV

#20 Oct 14, 2006
ops that should have gone to antiqblane sorry! I tend to lose my mind once in a while!That is you is it not Miss Brenda?

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