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Gabriel Bien-Aimé

About the Artist

Gabriel Bien-Aimé.  Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé. Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé.  Santa Fe, NM, 2021 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2021).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé. Santa Fe, NM, 2021 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2021).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé.  Santa Fe, NM, 2021 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2021).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé. Santa Fe, NM, 2021 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2021).
An early sculpture by Bien-Aimé in the exhibition "Picasso Primitif" at Museé du Quai Branly -Jacques Chirac, Paris.
An early sculpture by Bien-Aimé in the exhibition "Picasso Primitif" at Museé du Quai Branly -Jacques Chirac, Paris.
Gabriel Bien-Aimé.  Massachusetts, November, 2021 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2021).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé. Massachusetts, November, 2021 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2021).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé in his workshop in Sapotille, Carrefour, Haiti, c. 1980 (from Alain Foubert - Forgerons du Vodou)
Gabriel Bien-Aimé in his workshop in Sapotille, Carrefour, Haiti, c. 1980 (from Alain Foubert - Forgerons du Vodou)
Gabriel Bien-Aimé .  Santa Fe, NM, 2023 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2023).
Gabriel Bien-Aimé . Santa Fe, NM, 2023 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2023).
"Fanciful Images of Iron" - Americas article January/February 1988
"Fanciful Images of Iron" - Americas article January/February 1988

Gabriel Bien-Aimé was born in 1951 in the village of Croix des Bouquets, now known as the “cradle of 20th century Haitian metal sculpture”.  Croix des Bouquets nurtured such great Haitian sculptors as the late Georges Liautaud and Murat Brierre, the brothers Louisjuste, and Serge Jolimeau.  Bien-Aimé worked as an auto mechanic for several years before apprenticing to sculptor Janvier Louis-Juste. Working on his own, he has become one of Haiti’s two leading sculptors.  Bien-Aimé’s work has been exhibited internationally, notably in the groundbreaking 1989 show at the Centre Pompidou in Paris,  Magiciens de la Terre, and the Picasso Primitif show at the Museé du Quai Branly -Jacques Chirac, Paris in 2017.  His work is also featured in the exhibition, The Enduring Spirit of Haitian Metal Sculpture at the SFO Museum in San Francisco, CA from August 2023 to August 2024.

His works are in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Musée National d’Art Moderne de Paris, the Waterloo Museum, the Figge Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Ramapo College Art Gallery, Le Centre d’Art, and the Musée d’Art Haïtien du Collège Saint-Pierre.

His work is published in Where Art is Joy (Rodman, 1988), Forgerons du Vodou/ Voodoo Blacksmiths (Foubert, 1990), Magiciens de la Terre and A Haitian Celebration: Art and Culture (Stebich, 1992).

Region:
Fishing
SKU: GBA-2103

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.
Recycled steel oil-drum (26” h. x 25” w.  x 7 1/2” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

$1100

Deux Enfants (Children playing)
SKU: GBA-2301

Hinche, Haiti, 2022-23
Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2" h. x 14 1/2" w. x 3" d.),

$875

Man, Woman and the Face in the Sky
SKU: GBA-2303

Hinche, Haiti, 2022-23
Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2” h. x 18” w. x 3” d.),

I asked Gabriel if this represented Adam and Eve, but he said that since there was no snake in the sculpture it did not.  But I think that the guy in the sky may still be God.

$875

Grande Femme
SKU: GBA-2302

Hinche, Haiti, 2022-23
Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2" h. x 14 1/2" w. x 3" d.),

$775

Woman with Bird
SKU: GBA-2112

Recycled steel oil-drum (25" h. x 19" w. x 3" d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$750

Man and Spirit
SKU: GBA-2401

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.
Recycled steel oil-drum (28” h. x 16.5” w. x 6” d.), c.1980s.
Ex: private collection

$650

SKU: GBA-2306

Hinche, Haiti,c. 2022
Recycled steel oil-drum (24 1/2" h. x 11" w. x 2" d.),

$395

Woman in a crowd
SKU: GBA-2304

Hinche, Haiti, 2022-23
Recycled steel oil-drum (24 3/4" h. x 12" w. x 3" d.),

$375

The Angel and the Bird
SKU: GBA-2102

Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2" h. x 22 1/2” w. x 4” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

On Loan to Exhibition "Haitian Metal Art" at SFO Museum 2023 - July, 2024

$1200

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Dancing with Spirits
SKU: GBA-2117

Recycled steel oil-drum (35"h. x 17"w. x 4" d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

On Loan to Exhibition "Haitian Metal Art" at SFO Museum 2023 - July, 2024

$850

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Two Faces in the Vines
SKU: GBA-2101

Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2" h. x 15 1/2” w. x 3” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

$850

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Woman with Bird
SKU: GBA-9502

Recycled steel oil-drum (34" h. x 16" w. x 2" d.), c.1995

Exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum exhibit, Haiti: A Tribute in Art, from May 7 to June 20, 2010

 

$ 750

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Bull, Goat and Spirits
SKU: GBA-1601

Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/4"h. x 15 1/2"w.), 1974

$750

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Eve Running away with the Apple
SKU: GBA-2104

Recycled steel oil-drum (26 1/4” h. x 26” w. x 2” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

$700

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Two Owls in a Tree
SKU: GBA-2305

Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2" h. x 23 1/2" w. x 2" d.), Hinche, Haiti, c.2022

$675

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Two Owls in a Tree
SKU: GBA-2110

Recycled steel oil-drum (35"h. x 18 1/2"w. x 2" d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$650

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Leaving Eden
SKU: GBA-2118

Recycled steel oil-drum (35"h. x 18 1/2"w. x 4"d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$650

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Two Birds
SKU: GBA-2111

Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2"h. x 17"w. x 3" d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$650

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God Watching Adam and Eve
SKU: GBA-2116

Recycled steel oil-drum (36"h. x 16 1/2"w. x 4"d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$650

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Man with Birds
SKU: GBA-2119

Recycled steel oil-drum (34 1/2"h. x 17 1/2"w. x 3"d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

On Loan to Exhibition "Haitian Metal Art" at SFO Museum 2023 - July, 2024

$650

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Adam and Eve in Eden
SKU: GBA-2115

Recycled steel oil-drum (34"h. x 18 1/2"w. x 4"d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$650

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Adam and Eve in Eden
SKU: GBA-2113

Recycled steel oil-drum (34"h. x 18 1/2"w. x 4"d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$650

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Up-Down Faces
SKU: GBA-2107

Recycled steel oil-drum (24” h. x 24” w. x 2” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

$625

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Girl with Braids
SKU: GBA-2106

Recycled steel oil-drum (20” h. x 25” w. x 2” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

$600

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Goat and Bird
SKU: GBA-2108

Recycled steel oil-drum (23" h. x 23" w. x 2" d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$575

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Adam and Eve Climbing the Apple Tree
SKU: GBA-2109

Recycled steel oil-drum (36"h. x 18"w. x 2" d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$575

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A Man and a Car
SKU: GBA-9501

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

 

$575

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Large Face in the Foliage
SKU: GBA-2105

Recycled steel oil-drum (23 1/2” h. x 25” w. x 2 1/2” d.), c.1989.
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

$575

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Fishing Boat
SKU: GBA-2114

Recycled steel oil-drum (33 1/2"h. x 23"w. x4"d.), Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, 2021

$575

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SKU: GBA-9503

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (23" diam.), c. 1995

$ 475

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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

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Two Figures Climbing
SKU: GBA-1702

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Recycled steel oil-drum (36"h. x 12"w.), c.1995
Purchased from the artist in 1995.

$475

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Forgerons Du Vodou/ Voodoo Blacksmiths

Alain Foubert
Cidihca - Deschamps.  Ulys Editions.  Montreal, Canada.  Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Montpellier, France.
1990

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$40