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Antoine Oleyant

About the Artist

Antoine Oleyant, c.1990 (Tina Girouard photo)
Antoine Oleyant, c.1990 (Tina Girouard photo)

Born in Plaisance de Sud, Haiti, 1955.  
Died in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 21, 1992.

"Bossou" Sequinned Denim Jacket - Back
SKU: AOL-2101

Unusual jacket decorated by sequins and beads to depict the Vodou "lwa" Bossou, in the form of a bull's head.  Attributed to Antoine Oleyant,  the most original, celebrated and sought-after artist of the era.  Style of bull's head is characteristic of Oleyant's style as are the "pwen" star figures on the front and back of the jacket.  
Sequins and beads on Gap cotton denim jacket.
Size: small (women's).  
(26" h" x 61" w. with sleeves full extended)

Provenance:  purchased by current owner from Gloria Frank Gallery, NYC, c.1990.
Condition:  Excellent (two sequins missing on back).

Price on Request

Dambala Vodou Flag
SKU: AOL-1801

Exquisite "drapo Vodou" (Vodou flag) by the most original, celebrated and sought-after artist of the medium.  Port-au-Prince, Haiti, c.1990.
Sequins and beads on fabric, with burlap backing.
(40" x 33.5")

Provenance:  "Dambala" by Antoine Oleyant, was created in the late 1980s - 1992.  Very good condition, sequins sewn on burlap backing, velcro installation strips attached.  Current owner acquired from Tina Girouard in 2010.   Ships with provenance document and color photo of Antoine used in the book "Sequin Artists of Haiti", written by Tina Girouard.
Condition:  Very good condition with exception of a few missing sequins near the edge, as shown in photo diagram and accompanying details.  No apparent fading.


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Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou

Donald Cosentino, Editor
With Essays by Susan Preston Blier, Robert Farris Thompson, Sidney Mintz, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique, Laennec Hurbon, Karen McCarthy, Mama Lola, Marilyn Houlberg, George Rene,Elizabeth McAlister, Patrick Polk, Tina Girouard, Randall Morris, Donald Cosentino
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Los Angeles, 1995

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Sequin Artists of Haiti

Tina Girouard Haiti Arts, Inc.,
Girouard Art Projects Cecilia, LA, 1994

Artists Included: 
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Sequins and beads on fabric
(43 x 34), c.1991

Price on request

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Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou

Edited by Alex Farquarson and Leah Gordon
With Contributions by Colin Dayan, Katherine Smith, Wendy Asquith, Michael Richardson and others.
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottongham, UK 2012
248 pages (hardcover)

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Price on request