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A painting of Longhorns' mascot resides in NOLA historical district

Ahead of the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, once local artist took the time to show some appreciation to the Texas Longhorns' mascot, Bevo.

NEW ORLEANS — While taking in the sites and sounds of New Orleans' historic French Quarter, I noticed a painting of Bevo on the fence of Jackson Square near the St. Louis Catholic Cathedral.

This area is where a handful of local artists create, set up and sell paintings of local sites and of tourists posing outside of the cathedral.

The artist who painted Bevo is Andrew Wilkey.

When asked what motivated him to paint the image of the Texas Longhorns revered mascot, Wilkey said, "I had a large panel of wood when I moved. I didn't know what to do with it. Then I remember the Longhorn because there's ton of Texas fans who come through New Orleans."

Wilkey added that everyone comments on it, even if nobody buys it.


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