Question about Michalopoulos signatureRichard
I have a 1989 painting by James Michalopoulos titled "Marengo's Adumbration." He was then working under the names James Mitchell, but the piece is also signed with a big "Q42" in the lower left corner. Does anyone have any idea what they might refer to?
In response to Lindsay Richardson's post on 04/24/2006Brian Neal
New Orleans may have been destroyed by natural disasters, but LeStat (or at least his namesake) is alive and well in West Monroe, Louisiana. He is about to turn 11 years old (I think) in February.
In the hopes that James checks the boards on occasoin... :: smiles ::Lindsay Richardson
Dear James Michalopoulos,
I am writing in the hopes that you will read this and know just how much your work has touched this New Orleans Lady. I am in Vancouver and have been for a few years, and miss it terribly. I have, however, had the opportunity to visit home every six months or so. Actually, I should begin by informing you that I have always been a photograph novel kind of girl, more feelings are imparted that way. That was until a little over two years ago on one of my visits home. In the few years before I left, I had begun attending SLU and my parents moved across the lake to Covington. Now I am sure you remember that adorable little restaurant that was located next to the A&P on Tylor Street I believe. Anyway, my whole family had made plans to have a ladies luncheon there, all three generations of us. I had only been there one day and had not seen my family in months, but from the moment I walked through the front door and looked to my right I was mesmerized. It was captivating. I spent over a half an hour going around looking at them all, but my heart remained with the first. Love at first sight I guess. It was a house very similar to your "Ezra's Nebula" but I want to say it was a dark blue or purple. While I may not be able to afford the actual paintings, yet, I have already purchased and framed (which was ironically almost 4x's the cost of the poster but worth it) your "Hum Dancity" and have it as the focal point in my living room. I have still not found another painter who could affect me as much as, or in your case better than, good photography and wish to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to appreciate a wonderful painting while at the same time bringing a part of my city back to Vancouver with me. The connection you have forged with me through your work has helped me to cope with the devastation of the hurricanes as well as the loss of my idol, Anne Rice, and with her goes Lestat. I believe I may also send this to you via e-mail and hope you do not think it to forward of me.
You have my deepest thanks,
Ms. Lindsay S. Richardson