Friday, December 6, 2013


We arrived in Miami the morning of November 30. After three days of unpacking crates, unwrapping paintings, and finalizing the hang, the booth was ready for art viewers! Since the VIP opening on December 2, we've enjoyed enthusiasm from visitors, including a big kudos from David Arquette. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


With the help of Lynne, Lauren, and Blaine, and with Brook Brown's surprise donation of the perfect foam protective material, Coup completed the packing of the work headed to Miami this week. A total of 10 crates were constructed by Eliot Brown. Lauren and I will arrive in Miami on Saturday, November 30 to begin unpacking the paintings and setting up our booth C25. My brother Todd will join us on Tuesday, December 3 to offer his talent for charming prospective clients. Stay tuned for updates from SCOPE MIAMI 2013 (


Sunday, November 3, 2013

COUP exhibiting at SCOPE MIAMI 2013

Coup is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting at SCOPE MIAMI 2013 (, booth C25 from December 3-8. If you will be sunning on South Beach then, let us know and we'll get you VIP tickets.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

JESSICA GOLDFINCH: Anatomy Lesson in a Time of Conflict

The clouds parted on the evening of Art for Arts' Sake, and Coup was excited to present Jessica Goldfinch's disturbingly beautiful exhibit "Anatomy Lesson in a Time of Conflict". Doug MacCash's wonderful review of the exhibit at brought in lots of new fans as well as the loyal Goldfinch groupies. The show will run until November 9. Gallery hours are 12-6 Wed-Sat and 1-6 Sun-Mon.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Serious collectors discovering Coup

Coup is excited to share that some of its loyal artists have recently had works acquired by national collectors:

New Orleans

New Orleans
New Hampshire
Washington DC

New Orleans
Baton Rouge

New Orleans
New York
Los Angeles
Washington DC


Grissel Giuliano's exhibit His & Hers: The Summer Collection opened today at The Front (
The show is a series of photographs and an installation that explores the daily struggles with routines, boredom, and social pressures experienced in domesticated partnerships. If you enjoy it, then stop by Coup to check out some of her other work.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

BLAINE CAPONE and MICHELE BASTA-SMITH accepted into Ogden's Louisiana Contemporary exhibit

Coup is excited to announce that two paintings by Blaine Capone and a sculpture by Michele Basta-Smith were juried by Franklin Sirmans (the contemporary art curator at LACMA and Prospect.3 curator) into the Ogden museum's Louisiana Contemporary exhibit which opens on White Linen Night, August 3.  Remember to stop by and celebrate these authentic artists' accomplishments. ( )

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hooray for Hollywood

Stay tuned for ABC's fall drama pilot "Reckless" which recently completed filming in New Orleans. Its set decorator Brenda Meyers-Ballard ( credits include "Breaking Bad", "L.A. Law", "CSI", "Hawaii Five-O", and "Doogie Howser, M.D.") chose a dozen works by artist friends of Coup for various sets. Look for JAMES TAYLOR BONDS' Dirt Thieves (Stealing Back the Promised Land), ELIOT BROWN's Neighbor and Cleric from his Book of Hats collection, BLAINE CAPONE's earth child and Marine I, VERONIQUE DAY's Flight and Weaver and White Kagu, KEN NAHAN's It's All Good, TONY NOZERO's No Apology panels, and MASON SALTERRELLI's Lucy as a Native, all carefully selected to define the personalities of the characters. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013


With Jazz Fest in near full swing, art aficionados are scouting out the creative talents of New Orleans, and Coup is on the map! Chris Dennis's intriguing abstractions have been making lots of noise. And Lauren Capone's words accompany his imagery to turn the exhibit into a magnum opus.

Schwimmender Kopf (Swimming Head)

There are ghosts beneath these rocks
I’m turning

Surfaces I never anticipated.
On the body of a sunfish, algae

Blossoms in the place of scales.
Paint patterns pandemonium,

See how much accumulates?
Consider it a map. I label the parts:

Marbled slick, pointed cliffs,
The marsh, low-lying, where silhouettes

Branch gracefully; I note how little
Time it takes to despair.

The swell of pink spilt paint
Swallows me. It looks like this:

I am a jellyfish taken by the sea.
The spilt pink is it.

Hair trailing tentacles. I am
Spent charcoal and rust. I swim through

House paint and resin, navigating
Oil and Water. I

Buckle. I crack. I

Rise, phoenix; you are
The thing I find most precious—

Each of us, alone
What we are longing as one.

Look closely, an aggregate of purple-black
a blackberry makes.

Swim in my gritty sounds dirty.
It looks like this:

The blistered feet of ballerinas
a beautiful ballet make.

Submerged most of life
I am the bone of this song.

Watch, I can move in a sculling motion.
This head alone

Swallows the stuffiness,
Cracks like dry skin.

Lauren Capone

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

small works and big times at coup

Coup opened it's current exhibits on Saturday, March 2.

In SAMANTHA FOSTER's New Orleans debut "Remembrance" she juxtaposes sensuously mysterious black and white photographs with meticulously constructed architectural supports and frames.

In ELIOT BROWN's "Selections from ‘ The Book of Hats: A Collection of Extremely Short Illustrated Poems ’ " he plays with words and quirky figures to poke fun at human perception.

Since the shows' openings, the gallery has enjoyed a healthy volume of enthusiastic viewers and collectors! The beautiful New Orleans spring days have brought Coup's friends in the film industry out in full force, and our wonderful, culturally diverse neighborhood has become a destination for the high season tourists. It's encouraging to see how word-of-mouth still functions as quite an effective social networking medium.