Blache and Black on Art, Pilot premiered on 10/3/16 on BRIC TV
BREAKING NEWS: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, D.C., acquires Leah Red Coat Stirring (Sketch) by Gustave Blache III
"…the place he's been seen most lately is the news, not only with the Smithsonian's 2012 acceptance of the Chase portrait but the institution's 2013 acquisition of his "Self Portrait With Checkered Scarf" for its Museum of African American Culture and History…"It's an honor for an artist to have one piece in the Smithsonian's collection, but it's quite an achievement to have two," Blache says. "It’s all come full circle. There's Leah Chase, who represents New Orleans, and now there's the self-portrait of the artist who painted her…" Robin Miller, The New Orleans Advocate, November 23, 2013. Click here to read more.>>
"Native son’s artistic journey takes him to the Smithsonian, again - "To have work displayed at the distinguished Smithsonian is a dream for any artist. This accomplishment is a reality for New Orleans own Gustave Blache III. Blache recently received word that The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., has acquired Self Portrait with Checkered Scarf, an original oil painting for their permanent collection…” Kelly Parker, The Louisiana Weekly, November 11, 2013. Click here to read more.>>
Acquisition Date: 2011-12-11
© Gustave Blache III
April 24, 2012 through September 9, 2012
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, LA
Telephone: (504) 658-4100
The series features over 20 candid behind-the-scenes portraits of Chef Leah Chase cooking in her kitchen at Dooky Chase Restaurant.
A Visual Art Documentary
A Film by Lerone D. Wilson
Works capturing Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, behind the scenes in her kitchen at Dooky Chase RestaurantClick here to listen to interview with Mark Lynch, WICN Public Radio, Inc.>>
orginal oil painting
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A native of New Orleans, Gustave Blache III completed his BFA at the School of Visual Arts in Savannah, Georgia and his MFA at the School of Visual Arts here in New York City.
Gustave Blache III had his first solo exhibition in New York at the age of 24 at Island Weiss Gallery and has also shown along side artist Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Reginald Marsh, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and other notable artists.