Went walking a few block from the hotel we were staying in and ran into the most interesting fellow posted up in front of a painting in the doorway of his residence. After a bit of banter he gave us a tour of his house, a marvelous three story building in the French Quarter. Professional photographs, paintings, sketches and snapshots littered every surface. It soon became clear that he had to be an artist of some renown. After seeing several gallery postcards and artist showings, I googled him and was astonished. Even more so to see THIS ARTICLE in the New York Times soon afterwards.
He was an interesting man and an interesting experience to say the least.