‘Blue Dog’ painting a blue chip for Benefit Shop Foundation

George Rodrigue (American, 1944-2013), ‘Dreaming of You,’ 14in x 11in. Price realized: $25,600. Benefit Shop Foundation image

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Leading the Benefit Shop Foundation’s Red Carpet auction Sept. 11 was one of George Rodrigue’s colorful and iconic “Blue Dog” paintings, which sold for $25,600, including the buyer’s premium. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

“This signed painting was acquired by the owner directly from Rodrigue’s New Orleans art gallery and has all the charm and whimsy that fans of the artist look for,” said Pam Stone, owner and founder of the Benefit Shop Foundation.

The painting, dated 2000, has a handwritten title on the verso Dreaming of You. It went into the auction with a $10,000-$20,000 estimate.

For more information contact the Benefit Shop Foundation at 914-864-0707.