Georges Valris

About the Artist

Georges Valris - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, c.2003 (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission).
Georges Valris - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, c.2003 (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission).
Georges Valris at his home in Christ Roi, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 2014 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2014)
Georges Valris at his home in Christ Roi, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 2014 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2014)
Georges Valris and Serge Jolimeau in Santa Fe, NM, 2007 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007)
Georges Valris and Serge Jolimeau in Santa Fe, NM, 2007 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007)
Georges Valris in Santa Fe, NM, 2010 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2010)
Georges Valris in Santa Fe, NM, 2010 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2010)
Georges Valris in Santa Fe, NM, 2007 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007)
Georges Valris in Santa Fe, NM, 2007 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2007)
Georges Valris - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995)
Georges Valris - Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995)

Georges Valris was born in1953, in Cavaillon, Haiti. Valris had worked as a basket-maker, in a clothing factory and as a stevedore on a cruise ship before a friend showed him the technique of sewing sequins used in vodou flags. He sold his first flag to Galerie Marassa in Port-au-Prince, and went on to successfully market his flags to galleries, collectors and tourists.

Unlike most traditional vodou flag artists, Valris is not a houngan (priest) and, as a devout Catholic, does not in fact profess to be a devotee of vodou. While he does not see any problem with depicting the traditional vodou deities in his flags, he also designs flags of angels, saints and other strictly Christian imagery. He has also been sought out by other established international artists such as Tina Girouard, Alison Sayre, Nancy Josephson and Eduard Duval-Carrie to do collaborative works.

Valris’ work has been exhibited at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, and the International Folk Art Market at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, among other institutions. His work is published in Sequin Artists of Haiti (Girouard, 1994), Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (Cosentino, 1995), and Spirits in Sequins (Josephson,2007). (Above biography heavily indebted to Nancy Josephson’s Spirits in Sequins).

Region:
Baron Samedi Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1312

Sequins and beads on fabric
(42 x 34 1/2), c.2013

$ 850
Saint Jacques/Ogou Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1313

Sequins and beads on fabric
(34 1/2 x 41), c.2013

$ 850
Erzulie la Flambeau (St. Martha) Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1314

Sequins and beads on fabric
(41 x 33), c.2013

$ 850
"Virgen de la Caridad/Oshun" Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1311

Sequinned Banner
Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (42 1/2" x 35 1/2"), c.2013

$850
Dancing Ghede Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1310

Sequins and beads on fabric
(37 1/2 x 27 1/2), c.2013

$ 650
"La Sirene" Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-9602

Sequins and beads on fabric
(24 x 21), 1996

$ 325
Baron La Croix - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1801

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 18 1/2"), c.2016

$275
La Sirene - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1802

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22 1/4" x 18 1/4"), c.2016

$275
Damballa/St. Patrick - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1803

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 18 1/2"), c.2016

$275
Erzulie/Damballa - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1804

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22 1/4" x 18 1/4"), c.2016

$275
Baron La Croix - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1805

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 18 1/2"), c.2016

$275
SKU: GV/D1204

Sequins and beads on fabric
(22 3/4 x 18 1/2), c.2012

$ 225
SKU: GV/D-0503

Sequins and beads on fabric
(41 x 35), c.2005

$ 900
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D0805

Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(40 1/2 x 34), c.2008

$ 900
Product Status: 
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"Eve" - Vodou Banner
SKU: GV-0901

Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(42" x 35"), c.2008

$ 875
Product Status: 
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Papa Loko - Vodou Banner
SKU: GV-0909

Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (41" x 33 1/2"), c.2009

$850
Product Status: 
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SKU: GV/D0603

Sequins and beads on fabric
(38 1/2 x 27 ), c.2006

$ 700
Product Status: 
Sold
"Marassa Deux" Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-0602

George Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (35 x 25), c.2006

$ 650
Product Status: 
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Erzulie Dantor and Damballa
SKU: GV/D1309

Sequinned Banner
Sequins and beads on fabric
(34 x 25 1/2), c.2013

$ 575
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1601

Sequinned Banner
Sequins and beads on fabric
(35 1/2 x 24 1/2), c.2005
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$575
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GVO13

Sequins and beads on fabric (35 x 24), c.2001
Sold to benefit Haitian artists' Relief!

$ 550
Product Status: 
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Damballa (St. Patrick) - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1702

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 18"), c.2016

$275
Product Status: 
Sold
La Sirene - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1703

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 17 1/2"), c.2016

$275
Product Status: 
Sold
Dancing Ghede - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1704

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 18"), c.2016

$275
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Dantor - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1705

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22" x 18"), c.2016

$275
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1409

Sequins and beads on fabric
(22 x 18 1/2), c.2013

$ 275
Product Status: 
Sold
Four Ghedes Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1701

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(22 1/4" x 18 1/4"), c.2016

$275
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie - Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1706

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Sequins and beads on fabric
(21 1/2" x 19"), c.2016

$250
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1410

Sequins and beads on fabric
(21 1/2" x 18 1/2"), 2014

$ 250
Product Status: 
Sold
"Papa Loko" Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1002

Sequins and beads on fabric (22 x 18 1/2), c.2010

$ 225
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1203

Sequins and beads on fabric
(22 x 19), c.2012

$ 225
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1105

Sequins and beads on fabric
(19 x 15 1/4), c.2011

$ 120
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1202

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2 x 13), c.2012

$ 110
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1307

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 x 12), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1308

Sequins and beads on fabric
(16 x 13), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1401

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2" x 12"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
Valris sirene
SKU: GV/D1402

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/4" x 12"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1403

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15" x 12 3/4"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1404

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2" x 12 3/4"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1405

Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2" x 12 3/4"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1406

Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2" x 12 1/2"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1407

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15" x 12"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1408

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15" x 12"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1301

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 3/4 x 13 3/4), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1411

Georges Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/4" x 13 1/2"), 2014

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1303

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 3/4 x 13 1/2), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
Ayizan Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D1412

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 3/4" x 12 1/2"), 2014

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
Flying Elephant Sequinned Banner
SKU: GV/D1304

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/4 x 13 1/2), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1305

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2 x 12 1/2), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D0604

George Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (38 x 27 ), c.2006

SOLD
Product Status: 
Sold