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What happened to Bozart, the New Orleans arts and leisure magazine? 

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Hey Blake,

What happened to Bozart, the New Orleans arts and leisure magazine?

Ashley

Dear Ashley,

  Les beaux arts (pronounced LAY boh-ZART) is French for "the fine arts" and refers to an architectural style originating in France in the late 19th century. The term is used to describe classical forms and rich ornamentation.

  A magazine called Les Beaux Arts was published in New Orleans from 1983 to 1985. It was a free monthly magazine that featured interviews with local artists, architects, photographers, designers and writers. It was conceived by artist Susan Wittenberg, who was inspired by the Oklahoma City art magazine Paseo Papers. Her idea was to publish a coffee table magazine spotlighting New Orleans artists. Photographer Skip Bolen became the art director, and photographer Steven Forster also contributed. The concept of Les Beaux Arts was similar to Andy Warhol's Interview magazine in New York. The New Orleans magazine focused on the lives and works of local artists including Mignon Faget, Robert Tannen and Stephanie Jenkins, and on promoting the arts.

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