Africa Imprint: Art from Africa and the Diaspora

February 14, 2013 to April 6, 2013

Indigo Arts presents a selection of artwork from African and the African diaspora. The exhibition includes paintings, prints and sculpture by artists from Brazil, Botswana, Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The exhibit reflects both the diversity of work from the African continent and the rich trans-Atlantic tradition of African descendants in the New World. Featured artists include Xhose Noxo of Botswana, Jose Borges of Brazil, Alejandro Lazo, Manuel Mendive and José Montebravo of Cuba, Gerard, Payas, Prospere Pierre-Louis and Louisiane Saint-Fleurant of Haiti, Cartoon Joseph and George Thairu of Kenya, Yinka Adeyemi and Twins Seven-Seven of Nigeria, and Mohamed Charinda and George Lilanga of Tanzania.

Yinka Adeyemi (1941 -), Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Adey-11

2006
Glass beads on plywood
(24" h x 24"w)

$3500
SKU: PPL03

Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
Acrylic on canvas (24" x 24"), 1995
With custom framing.

$2500 Framed
David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-1

2000
Glass beads on plywood, w/ frame
(13" h x 25"w)

$1,200
David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-3

2012
Glass beads on plywood
(23 3/4" h x 12"w)

$1,200
The Osun Grove
SKU: Adey-9

2005
Batik on paper
(23 1/2" h. x 17 1/2"w.)

$850 framed
SKU: MS/D1301

Sequins and beads on fabric
(42 x 32 1/2) c.2013

$ 850
Diablito #2 Javier Gonzalez Gallosa
SKU: Gallosa-2

Javier Gonzalez Gallosa (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on Canvas (24 x 20), 2003

$ 850 framed
Tilling the Soil
SKU: Tinga26

c.2010
Oil enamel on canvas (30" x 35 1/2") (76cm x 90cm)

$800
COIFFURE MA LUMIERE - TRESSE TISSAGE DEFRISSAGE - Hair Sign
SKU: BS-384

by Romain, Togo, c.2005
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame - two hinged panels (51 1/2" x 23")

$625
SKU: MD1201

Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 19 1/2"), c.2011

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$ 575
COIFFURE REMEMBER - Hair Sign (Panel 2)
SKU: BS-387

By Americano, c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (47" x 24" x 1").

$500
Arnaldo Garcia Rodriguez
SKU: Garcia-2

Arnaldo Garcia Rodriguez
(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Crayon on Paper (18 x 14), 1997

$495 (framed)
The Seated Birds
SKU: AOY-1502

Oshogbo, Nigeria, 2012
Ink batik on rice paper.
23" x 17 1/4"

$475
The Beauty in Me II
SKU: AOY-1503

Oshogbo, Nigeria,  2015
Ink batik on rice paper.
25 1/4" x 17 1/2"

$475
Lovers
SKU: AOY-1505

Oshogbo, Nigeria,  2014
Ink batik on rice paper.
18" x 25"

$475
SKU: MD1104

Mireille Delice (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Sequins and beads on fabric (43" x 45"), c.2010 This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$ 3,800
Product Status: 
Sold
David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-2

1999
Glass beads on plywood
(14 1/2" h x 24 1/2"w)

$1,200
Product Status: 
Sold
COIFFURE REMEMBER - Hair Sign (Panel 1)
SKU: BS-386

By Americano, c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (47" x 24" x 1").

$475
Product Status: 
Sold
Adam and Eve
SKU: TF-1507

Toyin Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(20 1/8" h x 16"w)
Exact details may vary.

$425
Product Status: 
Sold
Yekini Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: YF-1105

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/4" h x 18 1/4"w)

$180
Product Status: 
Sold
 The Agbogbo Bird
SKU: TF-1501

2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(10 1/4" h x 7 3/4" w).
Individual design of pieces may vary slightly.

$125
Product Status: 
Sold
Hongera Barack Obama Khanga
SKU: obk-02

White background and blue border (#obk-02)
Printed khanga cloth commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama
(62" x 40")

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
"Hongera Barack Obama" Khanga - Orange background
SKU: obk-06

Cloth with orange background
Printed khanga cloth commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama
(62" x 40")

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: mbuno-1

c. 2010
Ink and colored pencil on paper (19" h x 231/2"w)

Price on Request
Product Status: 
Sold
The Palmwine Tapper
SKU: T77-1602

c.2009
"Sculpture Painting" - Oil, acrylic, ink and pastel on plywood.
(36" h x 12"w)
Provenance:  Private collection, purchased directly from the artist.

Price on Request
Product Status: 
ON HOLD
The Palm Wine Tapper
SKU: T77-1106

Twins Seven-Seven (1944 - 2011), Oshogbo, Nigeria
c.1978
Ink, pastel and oli on cloth
(50 1/2" h x 30 1/2"w)

At the entry to the lane that leads to Prince's compound in Osogbo, a palm-wine tapper sits on a bicycle, welded to Prince's design out of scrap metal. In Amos Tutuola's "Palm-Wine Drinkard", the drinard hunts for his dead tapster in the domain of the dead.... 

"This is when I was working on the book of Amos Tutuola, like Palm-Wine Drinker, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and something like that."

"I made a poem about whoever want me to die earlier will be killed by a palm-wine tapper bicycle, because palm-wine tapper bicycle have no insurance. It was a song from, like, nineteen seventy-four."

from Prince Twins Seven-SevenHis Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America, by Henry Glassie

Price on Request
Product Status: 
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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: 
JGM0814

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on canvas, with custom framing.
((21" x 17"), 2008

Price on Request
Product Status: 
Sold
José Garcia Montebravo

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on canvas
(31 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 2009

Price on Request
Product Status: 
Sold