New Orleans artist Lionel Milton’s art has become well recognized by collectors and companies throughout the world. For decades his colorful style has vibrantly demonstrated energy with ubiquitous appeal and eclectic charm. Milton started his career as a graffiti artist when he was in his teens under the name ELLEONE. Over the years, Milton has been commissioned and collected by the likes of Uber, Capital One Bank, ESPN, Red Bull ,P&G, and Heineken. Growing up in a culturally rich place like New Orleans heavily influenced and continues to inspire his artwork. Milton says," My art is like your favorite Jazz song, except it's visual".
Artist + Lionel Milton
Describe your art in three words. Dope. As. Fuck.
Describe yourself in one word. Dopeasfuck
Where do you draw inspiration? Everywhere
Who are your artistic influences or gurus? Moe 2 and Ernie Barnes
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music best describes your work? John Coltrane
Where can we find you when you are not creating art? Hangin' out with spirit of Rick James
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? Morning in October
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact. I watch "I Love Lucy" when I paint sometimes/ I remain professional-ish
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.
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