Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter born in New Orleans. One of the pioneers of rock n’ roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records. Domino simply described his music as “the same rhythm and blues I’d been playin’ down in New Orleans.”
Demond sewed this piece as one of two demonstration pieces during Jazz Fest.
Beaded Portrait Series. In addition to Big Chief Demond's suits, he also creates intricately beaded portraits, which he recently exhibited at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as the first Mardi Gras Indian to ever be accepted in Contemporary Crafts. His beaded portrait series, which was first exhibited at Gallery Two on Royal Street, features the same sewing and beadwork techniques Demond has been using as a Mardi Gras Indian for the past 26 years.
Materials. Czech glass beads, rhinestones, waxed silk thread, and canvas.
Dimensions. 14" x 11" x 2" / 11.25" x 7.5" (beadwork)
Delivery. Free local delivery within New Orleans. Domestic and international shipping available (plus shipping & handling).