Written by Yvonne Spear Perret and Photographed by Paul Perret
Simon of New Orleans is a celebration of the exuberant, sumptuous, energetic work of the Artist synonymous with his adopted hometown. It's difficult to wander around New Orleans without stumbling across the explosions of color and whimsy that are the trademarks of a Simon piece. In fact, the scope of his work is unparalleled. Private collectors snap up pieces as soon as the paint is dry. Simon has endeared himself to locals and tourists alike, and they have responded to the unpretentious wit that is the hallmark of his art.