New Works from Haiti and Around the World

October 8, 2009 to February 28, 2010

Artwork just brought back from Haiti, as well as a large selection of art and crafts from Mexico, Peru, Cuba, South Africa, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and many other countries.

Haiti's artists continue to amaze with their vision and creativity, in many media - paintings, papier maché sculpture and masks, beaded and sequinned flags and mixed media sculpture made from an astounding variety of found materials.

There is new work by painters Magda Magloire, Fritzner Chery, flag artists Roudy Azor, George Valris, Mireille Delice and Marie Evelyne Sanon, sculptors Serge Jolimeau, Jacques Eugene and the celebrated artists of the Grand Rue, and the papier maché carnival mask-makers of Jacmel.

The show continued through January and February, along with the exhibit Mascaras: A World of Masks. Selected pieces are still on view in the gallery.

Read an excellent article on the state of Haiti's art following the Jan. 12th, 2010 earthquake in the March 18, 2010 New York Times: Out of Ruin, Haiti's Visionaries. It focuses particularly on the Gran Rue Artists, such as Eugene, Celeur and Guyodo.

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
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
Erzulie - Vodou Flag
SKU: TH-9501

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Oil on Canvas (36 x 24), c.1995.  Framed.
From private collection.  Originally purchased in Port-au-Prince in 1995.

$1800
Dambala - Vodou Flag
SKU: ANN/D-9001

Dambala  Vodou Banner
Artist Unknown (Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (31 x 31), c.1985
Provenance:  Grass Roots Gallery, NY, c.1990

$775
Virgin of Sorrows/Erzulie Freda
SKU: MP-9502

Manno Paul (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (24 x 20), c. 1970
Framed.
From private collection.

$675
Sacre Coeur de Jesus
SKU: MP-9501

Manno Paul (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on Canvas (24 x 20), c. 1970.  Framed.
From private collection.

$675