Artist Henry Lipkis' massive mural on St. Claude Avenue depicting a New Orleans second line is now complete.
The Third Line is finally complete! This project has been in motion for over a year and the mural was executed over 6 months. It's a tribute to the Second line parading tradition of New Orleans which is a huge part of why I live here. Specifically it's a tribute to the resilience, power, and overall majesty of the long term residents of the Upper and Lower 9th Ward. The people painted in this mural have been through more than most people could imagine and yet they can break it down and and celebrate good times like nobody else. The Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs represented here parade annually and take over the streets with loud music, booty shakin, and the best of times. It's been an honor working with them to create this mural in what will hopefully be a long lasting tribute to New Orleans. #neworleans #secondline #ninetimes #big9 #ctc #lipkis
The 150-foot long, 35-foot tall mural, which was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and took six months to execute, is on the side of Frankie and Johnny's furniture store at 2600 St. Claude Avenue.
The mural pays tribute to New Orleans second lines by depicting some of the city's social aid and pleasure clubs.