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.

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
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
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
Gervais Emmanuel Ducasse (133)
SKU: GED-1201

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

$ 2,800
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
SKU: PPL03

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

$2500 Framed
SKU: VYF9

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
"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
"Dambalah Haida Wedo" Beaded Drapo
SKU: AZ-1407

Dambalah Haida Wedo Beaded Drapo 
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (25" x 20"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$1200
Diable Tibokaw Vodou Flag
SKU: YT-1601

Sequins and beads on fabric (40" x 33"), 2008
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$975
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: YT-1602

Sequins and beads on fabric (40 1/2" x 33"), 2002
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$975
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: YT-1603

Sequins and beads on fabric
(40 x 33), 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.

$975
Rice Harvest Michaelle Obin
SKU: MIO-1201

Michaelle Obin (Cap Haitien, Haiti)
Oil on canvas (24 x 30), c.1980's

Condition: Unstretched canvas. Minor soiling of canvas.

$900