Bird Spirit - Drapo (Sequinned Banner)

Bird Spirit - Drapo (Sequinned Banner)
Bird Spirit - Drapo (Sequinned Banner)
Bird Spirit - Drapo (Sequinned Banner)
SKU: VV/D1502

Valentin Valris (Haiti) and William Adjété Wilson (Togo/France)
Sequins and beads on fabric (23 3/4" x 17"), c.2015

ValentinValris - Port-au-Prince, Haiti. January 2014 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2014)

Valentin Valris learned his art from masters. He is the son of the Haitian Vodou flag artists Georges Valris and Brianvil Andremise Valris, and worked with them for many years before producing his own work.

William Adjété Wilson (Benin). July 2015 ( Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2015)

William Adjété Wilson is a French-Togolese artist who lives in France and Benin.  His work is inspired by the traditions and techniques of Africa and the diaspora.  As evident in this body of work he collaborates with artists all over the world in this case Haitian drapo artist Valentin Valrs.  

As described in the exhibition catalog And Endlessly, I Create Myself:  William-Adjété Wilson and the Black Ocean, Wilson's work "imaginatively refashions classic techniques and materials used by African artisans."

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