About the Painting
Charles M. Gandolfo, better known as ”Voodoo Charlie”, founded the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum in 1972 and painted this portrait of Marie Laveau (the most famous of voodoo queens) in 1973. Despite having had no formal training “Voodoo Charlie” was able to create this work using mixed media applied to a sheet of found wood. The frame is hand-carved wood with attached candle holders. The painting hangs in the museum’s gift shop to greet its visitors as the introduction to the museum and a tribute to the magic of voodoo loas (spirits/saints)and their priestess/queens.
About the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
A “must-see” for visitors since 1972, the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is a fascinating place to learn about the living, still practiced Voodoo religion, which has long been a mysterious part of the rich culture that shapes this unique city. Once inside you can see historic and cultural relics, paintings, African and Haitian sculptures, and masks, altars to voodoo loas, and other voodoo artifacts.
Care for your print
Our prints are made on Satin-finished, Resin-Coated (RC) acid-free paper. This paper is sourced from mills in the USA. Prints are made locally in New Orleans.
The prints are created using high-density pigment inks and simply need to be kept away from direct sunlight to maintain their longevity. However, even if the prints are stored in our sleeves they will resist staining and discoloration for many, many years.