Weird Homes Tour – New Orleans
The yin to the Museum of Bad Taste’s yang, the Gallery of Good Taste shares a balcony with the kitschy collection. It as serves as the home and studio of world renowned artist Isabelle Jacopin. Jacopin’s studio lies just steps from the balcony where she draws inspiration from the rich French Quarter life below. She even flipped the layout of her apartment, moving her bed into the living room and studio to the bedroom. She wanted her studio as close to the action as possible.
The Gallery of Good Taste is a working-artist’s lair. It comes with few furnishings and a clutter of art supplies. Canvases line the wall from floor to ceiling with Jacopin’s custom creations. Explosive in color and energy, many of these works depict New Orleans’ most joyous moments. Mardi Gras, second lines, Jazz Fest and scenes that unfold right outside her bedroom door live on forever. See the French Quarter through the eyes of an artist.