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Sylva Joseph

About the Artist

Sylva Joseph in his houmfor. Belair, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1991 (photograph by Anthony Fisher)
Sylva Joseph in his houmfor. Belair, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1991 (photograph by Anthony Fisher)
Sylva Joseph. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)
Sylva Joseph. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)
Sylva Joseph, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995).
Sylva Joseph, 1995 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 1995).

Sylva Joseph was born in Leogane, Haiti in 1930. He was initiated into vodou in 1955, and became a houngan in 1970. He created his first vodou flag in 1972. He operates a peristil or temple and studio in the BelAir neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He works in the tradition of BelAir's famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor. Sylva Joseph's work is published in Sequin Artists of Haiti (Girouard, 1994) and Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (Cosentino, 1995). (biographical info taken in part from Tina Girouard's Sequin Artists of Haiti).

Region:
Erzulie - Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-2001

Sequins and beads on fabric
(30 1/2" x 30 3/4"), c. 1990's.  Currently mounted and stretched (see photos).
Ex collection of Nancy Josephson.

$1400

SKU: VYF-3

Sylva Joseph (?)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30" x 30"), c. 1980.
Note:  Artworks from this collection generally must be shipped from the collection rather than directly from our gallery.  Please allow a few more days for shipment to your location.

$ 1,600

Product Status: 
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Baron Lakwa Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1601

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(32 3/4" x 30"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$850

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Erzulie Dantor Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1501

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30" x 30"), c.2000

$750

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Grand Bois
SKU: SJ/D-0801

Silva Joseph (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30 x 29), c.1993

$ 650

Product Status: 
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SKU: SJ-Damb

Sequins and beads on fabric
(31 x 30), c.1993

$ 650

Product Status: 
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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

Product Status: 
Sold
$60

Sequin Artists of Haiti

Tina Girouard Haiti Arts, Inc.,
Girouard Art Projects Cecilia, LA, 1994
(OUT OF PRINT)

Artists Included: 
Product Status: 
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$28