Red Face

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Jimmy Romain (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Oil on plywood (13 x 10), c. 2009

Jimmy Romain is a member of the "Gran Rue" community of artists who live in the alleys and shanty towns off of the Grand Rue (officially the Boulevard Jean-Jacques Desallines), and make art out of "recycled materials" (otherwise known as trash. Originally the main shopping street of Port-au-Prince, the street was in an advanced state of decay when I last visited in Novemeber 2009. Two months later when "Goudou-Goudou", the great Haitian earthquake struck on January 12th, most of the buildings along the street were destroyed.

$ 250