Jazz Fest 2022
WE ARE MUSIC!
A Portrait of Jon Batiste
by Terrance Osborne
There is no musical artist more fitting than Jon Batiste to grace the 2022 Jazz Fest Poster. Nor any doubt that Terrance Osborne was the perfect visual artist to capture Batiste’s lightning.
Jon’s unique brilliance is showcased in the way he crafts an irresistible arc tying the roots that shaped him to the currents that propel us all. Words fail in the face of his pitch-perfect artistry. His latest music videos, I NEED YOU and FREEDOM, convey the kinetic joy at the center of his work. To watch them is to be dazzled by the beat of his heart.
Jon co-composed the score for the music-centric Pixar film Soul, which earned him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Film Award (all shared with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross). He’s garnered 14 Grammy nominations in all, 11 in 2021 alone - the most by any artist for the 64th Grammy Awards.
We first celebrated Jon on the 2017 Congo Square poster, documenting his accomplishments up ’til then. Read the blurb accompanying that poster for a glimpse of Jon’s formative history.
Terrance Osborne brings superb draftsmanship and an expert colorist’s eye to this work. For 2022, he goes beyond capturing Jon’s fluid energy. He inhabits his subjects prior to lifting a brush, scattering nods to their history throughout each piece. Some examples: The number 11 above the doorway of the house on the left is the address of Jon’s childhood house, his lucky number, birth month and, oh yeah, his number of Grammy nominations this year.
The parade parallels Jon’s "love riots,” the second lines he spontaneously forms that bring a taste of New Orleans to other cities’ streets. The piano embodies his composing and leading his band, Stay Human. There’s a shout out to St. Augustine High School’s famous Marching 100 Purple Knights, tracing the inter-generational dialog that has enriched our culture since the birth of jazz - a heritage echoed by the Batiste family - as well as Jon’s attendance there before transferring to NOCCA. You’ll probably spot others.
Osborne adds a second line umbrella imprint adjacent to his signature on the Signed Edition in a salute to Jon’s cultural ambassadorship. The Remarque and C-Marque editions’ umbrella imprint are hand embellished by the artist and the print is signed by Jon. The C-Marque is further overpainted by Osborne. These significant works provide unique opportunities to acquire an original Osborne at extremely favorable prices. All prints are subject to prior sale. If history is any guide, these editions will sell out before the Festival concludes.
Osborne’s portrait captures in a single slice of history the broad narrative sweep of a multi-faceted talent. The generosity of their twinned spirits is tangible in the two artists collaboration and the mutual inspiration evident in this wonderful print.
Terrance Osborne, a New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) alum like Jon, is inspired by the unique culture of his native city, leveraging the New Orleans street to reveal the motivating soul of his subjects. His work is well known to those familiar with this series, the most collected limited edition print in the world. His past contributions include the 2007 & 2010 Congo Square posters and the 2012, 2014 & 2018 Jazz Fest posters. Click on any of these to read more about him.
10,000 Numbered prints on archival paper, 18” x 35”, $89
2,500 Artist Signed & Numbered prints with imprint on 100% rag paper, 18” x 35”, $249
750 Remarqued Artist Signed & Numbered prints with imprint and unique hand embellishment by the Artist & signed by Jon Batiste on 100% rag paper, 18” x 35”, $599
350 C-Marques Artist Overpainted, Artist Signed & Numbered with imprint, signed by Jon Batiste on canvas suitable for stretching; unstretched size 24” x 41”, $999.
Our frames are crafted from archival materials finished in beautiful satin black. The framed Unsigned print uses a 1.25" profile frame. The Signed and ReMarque edition frames have a .875" front profile with a 1.25” depth, creating an elegant effect. The float-mounted ReMarque edition showcases the full size of the archival print in a gallery format, adding 1.25” (top & sides) & 1.75” (bottom) of pH neutral matte around the presentation. Matted prints feature a 1.625" & 2.125” wide white neutral pH matte depending on the edition. Although Art4Now's inks are archival, our glass-clear acrylic adds additional protection, blocking 87% of UV rays. All framed prints come fully assembled and ready to hang! Art4Now does not provide retail framing services onsite. Our framing offer is specific to this print and is only available for a limited period ending shortly after Jazz Fest ends. Shipping charges for framed orders are for the U.S. only. International orders will incur additional shipping charges.
* Frames shown are digital simulations. Frames are only available for a limited period after the print is released.
Poster specifications & digital image may vary slightly from actual prints.
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