Haitian Art: Old Masters and New Visions

October 11, 2012 to February 9, 2013

Indigo Arts presents a selection of the artwork of Haiti, dating from the “Haitian Renaissance” of the 1940’s to the present.

The exhibition includes paintings, vodou flags and sculpture by artists Montas Antoine, Alberoi Bazile, Gabriel Bien-Aimé, J.B. Bottex, Seymour Bottex, Gerard Fortuné, Alexandre Gregoire, Guyodo, Maxan Jean-Louis, Philton Latortue, Gabriel Leveque, Magda Magloire, Dieuseul Paul, Payas, Prospere Pierre-Louis, Jerome Polycarpe, Louisiane Saint-Fleurant, Yves Telemak, Carol Theard, Pierre-Joseph Valcin, Jacques Valmidor, Georges Valris and Wagler Vital.

Works by Onel Bazelais, Mireille Delice, Serge Jolimeau and Frantz Zephirin respond to the traumas of Haiti’s floods, hurricanes and the January 2010 earthquake.

Gallery director Tony Fisher fell in love with the country, people and arts of Haiti on his first visit twenty-eight years ago. When Indigo opened in 1987 we featured the arts of Haiti, along with folk and fine arts from other countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. This has continued with a regular series of exhibits, both in the gallery and on the Indigo Arts website. In the ensuing years Haiti has endured coups, invasions, hurricanes, epidemics and a devastating earthquake. All through this Haitian artists have continued to produce works of beauty and astounding originality. The current exhibit celebrates the indomitable spirit and artistic genius of the Haitian people.

Even as Haiti is no longer in the headlines on a daily basis its needs persist. There are many organizations doing excellent work in Haiti, working towards sustainable development as well as disaster relief. Three groups which we support whenever possible are Fonkoze, Partners in Health, and the Art Creation Foundation for Children. For the full selection of our Haitian Art go to our Haitian Art Gallery Page.

Bull Fight
SKU: MA-1101

Oil on board (22 3/4 x 32)
c.1980 (framed)

$4,500
Mother and Child
SKU: PSV-1401

Oil on canvas (24" x 16"), 1973 Framed in original frame.
Purchased in Port-au-Prince in 1973.
Ex. collection of George and Theodora Mathues.  Excellent condition, but some white paint on surface from previous frame, as shown in photos.  Custom-framed.

$ 3,800
Red Birds and Dogs
SKU: JJS-9504

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Oil on Canvas
(48 x 36), 1995.  Framed.
From private collection.

$3200
Seaside Village
SKU: GSAB-1502

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti, b. 1922)
Oil on board (24 x 36), c.1968
Framed in original hand-carved frame. Purchased from the Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince in 1968. To current owner by descent. Excellent condition.

$2800
Fish Market by the Sea
SKU: GSAB-1501

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti, b. 1922)
Oil on board (24 x 40), c.1968
Framed in original hand-carved frame. Purchased from the Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince in 1968. To current owner by descent. Excellent condition.

$2800
Eden
SKU: PJV-9501

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (36 x 24), c.1994.  Framed.
From private collection.

$2800
Gervais Emmanuel Ducasse (133)
SKU: GED-1201

Oil on board (16 x 24), c. 1960's (framed)

$ 2,800
A Manegre a Droit de la Grande Route Archaie-Saint Marc "Une Guildive"
SKU: GED-1202

A Manegre a Droit de la Grande Route Archaie-Saint Marc "Une Guildive"
G. E. Ducasse (Haiti)
Oil on board (16 x 24), c. 1960's
Framed

$2800
SKU: PPL03

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

$2500 Framed
Esprit de Trois Tetes
SKU: LEX-1601

(Port-au-Prince)
Oil on board (24" x 24"), 1988
Framed as shown.

$2400
White Dove and Spirits
SKU: SMG-1601

(Port-au-Prince)
Oil on board (24" x 24"), c.1985
Framed as shown.

$2400
Farmers
SKU: PJV-9507

Pierre-Joseph Valcin (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas
(32 x 24), c.1994.
From private collection.

$ 1,950
"Haida Wedo" (Mamy Wata) Vodou Banner
SKU: AZ-1405

Haida Wedo (Mamy Wata) Vodou Banner
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (33" x 23 1/2"),
c.2013
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon

 

$1600
Erzulie Dantor Vodou Flag
SKU: FTS-1601

Nadine Fortilus (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (36" x 36"),
c.2005
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$1500
Figures in a Long Fish-Boat
SKU: NAJ-1302

(Petit Goave, Haiti, b. 1939)
Wood sculpture (39 1/2" l. x 5" w. 5 1/4" h.) c. 1990's
Note:  Some cracking of wood due to age, as shown.

 

$1400
Cochon Noir (Village Marketplace)
SKU: WLD-1501

(Jacmel, Haiti, b. 1925)
Oil on board (19 x 36), framed, 1970
Purchased from National Art Gallery in Port-au-Prince in 1974. From George and Theodora Mathues collection. In original Haitian frame. Excellent condition.

$4200
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Ayida Wedo (Lady of the Serpents)
SKU: MD-1102

Sequins and beads on fabric
(39 1/2" x 53"), c.2010

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

$ 3,200
Product Status: 
Returned to Artist
Diabolo Bossou Antique Vodou Banner
SKU: VYF-9

Sequins and beads on fabric (38" x 34"), c.1980

Published in the article, "I Am Going to See Where My Oungan Is": The Artistry of a Haitian Vodou Flagmaker, by Anna Wexler, published in the collection Sacred Possessions (Rutgers University Press, 1997).

$ 1,800
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Democratic Election
SKU: GF-1414

(Port-au-Prince)
Oil on canvas (30 x 40), c.1995
Custom framed.  Requires special shipping.  Estimate can be provided.

Exhibited/Illustrated in Island on Fire, by Jonathan Demme, Edwidge Danticat et. al., plate 161, page 193.

$1500 (framed)
Product Status: 
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"Seisme 12 Janvier 2010" Beaded Drapo
SKU: AZ-1406

"Seisme 12 Janvier 2010" Beaded Drapo
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (22" x 24 1/2"),
c. 2014
This stunning secular flag was created as a memorial to the 2010 earthquake, on the occasion of it's fourth anniversary. The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Price on Request
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"La Sirene" Beaded Drapo Vodou (vodou flag)
SKU: AZ-1408

La Sirene Beaded Drapo Vodou (vodou flag) 
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (19 1/2" x 23 1/2"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$950
Product Status: 
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In the Street
SKU: RYJ-1401

Reynald Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (30 x 16), 2013

 

$875
Product Status: 
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Baron Lakwa Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1601

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(32 3/4" x 30"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$850
Product Status: 
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Erzulie Dantor Vodou Flag
SKU: ARMT1403

Mixed media - recycled metal, buttons, beads, wire, etc. sewn to fabric and stretched on wood frame.
(22" h. x 22" w. x 1 1/2" d.), c. 2013

$ 800
Product Status: 
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Baron Zombi Vodou Banner
SKU: MNA/D0901

Sequins and beads on fabric
(35 x 31), c.2009

$ 750
Product Status: 
ON HOLD
Marassa (Twins)
SKU: WB-0301

Wilson Bigaud (b. 1928, Port-au-Prince, d. 2010, Petit-Goave, Haiti)
Oil on canvas (10" x 8"), c. 1990, Purchased in Port-au-Prince.

$750
Product Status: 
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Children with Pineapple
SKU: JRC-1501

Jacques-Richard Chery (Cap Haitien, Haiti)
Oil on board (16 x 12), c.19
Framed in original frame. Purchased from the artist in Haiti, c.1975.  Excellent condition.

$675
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"Dambalah - Haida" Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
SKU: AZ-1404

Dambalah - Haida Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (25" x 15"),
c.2013
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

Price on request
Product Status: 
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Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1403

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (21 1/2" x 21 1/2"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$500
Product Status: 
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Figures in a Boat
SKU: NAJ-1301

(Petit Goave, Haiti, b. 1939)
Wood sculpture (18 1/2" l. x 4 1/2" w. 8 1/4" h.) c. 1980's

$ 495
Product Status: 
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Two Angels
SKU: GBA-1701

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Recycled steel oil-drum (22"h. x 24"w.), c.1995
Purchased from the artist in 1995.

$475
Product Status: 
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Two Jaguars
SKU: TI-1402

Two Jaguars 
Titra (Jean Fatreuse Delva) (Haiti)
Acrylic on canvas (20 x 24), c. 1995

$450
Product Status: 
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"Marassas" Vodou Banner
SKU: AZ-1401

Marassas Vodou Banner
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (19 1/2" x 15 1/2"),
c.2013
A rare three-headed, four-breasted interpretation of "Marassa Trois" the loa of twins and triplets. This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Exhibited at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey (July to December, 2016) for exhibit:  Shades of Past, Colors of Present:  Preserving Caribbean Cultural Heritage in New Jersey.

 

$425
Product Status: 
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SKU: PBR-3

Fabric, doll parts, ribbon on glass bottle
(13" h. x 5 1/2" w. x 7" d.), 1993

$ 350
Product Status: 
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Payas Four Spirits
SKU: PYS-0904

Oil on canvas (20" x 16"), 2002

$295
Product Status: 
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Papier Maché Rooster #1
SKU: PMS-10

Anonymous artist (Jacmel, Haiti)
Papier Maché (19 1/2" h. x 5 1/2" w. x 21" d.)
Exact design and colors will vary.

$ 195
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Spirit
SKU: MRO-1402

Mario Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled wood
(13 1/2" h. x 8" w.), c. 2014

$ 150
Product Status: 
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Marassa Trois
SKU: STV1402

Steevens (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled wood
(8 1/4" h. x 10 1/4" w.), c. 2014

$ 150
Product Status: 
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Mother and Child (Erzulie)
SKU: MND-1001

Mother and Child (Erzulie)
Mondy (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Acrylic on plywood (12 1/4 x 8 1/2), c. 2010

 

$150
Product Status: 
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Obama
SKU: MRO-0901

Mario Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on plywood (14 x 8), c. 2009

$150
Product Status: 
Sold
Tap-Tap
SKU: HS-RND-640

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum, wire (23" diam.)

$145
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Mr. Spoons
SKU: JEU1501

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum, misc. metal, etc.
(21" h. x 11" w. x 2" d.)
c.2015

$145
Product Status: 
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Red Faced Figure with Wings
SKU: SNSN-1404

Red Faced Figure with Wings 
Sonson (Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled plywood, c. 2014
(8 1/2" x 7")

 

$140
Product Status: 
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Orange Djab
SKU: MSN-1002

Orange Djab
Monson (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint on recycled wood (13" x 8 1/2), c. 2013

$130
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: HRLD-1401

Herold Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled wood
(10 1/2" h. x 6 1/4" w.), c. 2014

$ 125
Product Status: 
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Black and Green Face
SKU: APL-1402

Black and Green Face 
Apali (Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint on recycled plywood c. 2014
(8 1/4" x 8 1/8")

 

$120
Product Status: 
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Noah's Flood
SKU: HS-RND792

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (17 1/2" diam.)

$110
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Mother and Daughters
SKU: hs-rnd26

Gerald Bernardo (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23" diameter)

$110
Product Status: 
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Red Faced Dog
SKU: SNSN-1402

Red Faced Dog
Sonson (Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled plywood, c. 2014
(6 3/4" x 4 3/4")

 

$100
Product Status: 
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Red Faced Dog with Yellow Mask
SKU: SNSN-1403

Red Faced Dog with Yellow Mask 
Sonson (Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Paint and rubber inner-tube on recycled plywood, c. 2014
(6 3/4" x 4 1/2")

$100
Product Status: 
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Newsprint Papier Maché Goat Trophy Head
SKU: PMS-025

Newsprint Papier Maché Goat Trophy Head
Anonymous artist (Jacmel, Haiti)
Papier Maché (16" h. x 10 1/2" w. x 9 3/4" d.)
Exact design and colors will vary.

 

$95
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Newsprint Papier Maché Lion Trophy Head
SKU: PMS-026

Newsprint Papier Maché Lion Trophy Head
Anonymous artist (Jacmel, Haiti)
Papier Maché (14" h. x 12 1/2" w. x 6" d.)
Exact design and colors will vary.

$95
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Man of Ideas
SKU: hs-rnd356

Edward Dieudonné (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (21 1/2" x 21 1/2")

$95
Product Status: 
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Flock of Birds
SKU: HS-SM339

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (12" x 15")

$48
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Flying Birds
SKU: HS-SM531

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (5 1/2" h. x 4 1/2"w.)
Assorted designs/

$8
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
SKU: hmsk-43

Onel Bazelais (Jacmel, Haiti)
Papier Maché (20" h. x 19 1/4" w. x 8 3/4" d.) 2010

This carnival mask, its face crushed under a block of concrete, commemorates 'goudou-goudou", the devastating earthquake of January 12th, 2010.

SOLD
Product Status: 
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Gran Brijitte
SKU: APR-1601

(Haiti, 1914-2005)
Oil on canvas
(16 x 12), c. 1985

Price on Request
Product Status: 
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Exhibition by Jean Michel Basquiat and Picasso
SKU: HRLD-1702

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tempera paint on cardboard. 
(20" h. x 16" w.), 2017
"My story of my art:  Jean Michel Basquiat and Picasso are gathered for a small exhibition at two"

Price on Request
Product Status: 
ON HOLD
Diable Lesifer
SKU: PMS-031

 (Jacmel, Haiti)
Papier Maché (41" h. x 15" w. x 5" d.)
c. 1990

Price on Request
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: MA-sl

(Port-au-Prince)
Oil on board (20 x 16), c.1960
On Hold

PRICE UPON REQUEST
Product Status: 
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Oil on board (18 x 23 1/2), c.1955
Label on back reads: Art Lending Service of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. No: LS 567-450 Gallery: Le Centre d'Art, Haiti Framed: Dain Schiff, Inc. NYC
Two closely related and contemporary (1955) paintings by Montas Antoine are pictured in Island on Fire: Passionate Images of Haiti from the Collection of Jonathan Demme , 1997, illus. #33, 34.
Other related early 1950's works are in the Winslow Anderson collection at the Huntington Museum of Art and the Flagg collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum.
 

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