Africa Imprint: Art from Africa and the Diaspora

February 14, 2013 to April 6, 2013

Indigo Arts presents a selection of artwork from African and the African diaspora. The exhibition includes paintings, prints and sculpture by artists from Brazil, Botswana, Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The exhibit reflects both the diversity of work from the African continent and the rich trans-Atlantic tradition of African descendants in the New World. Featured artists include Xhose Noxo of Botswana, Jose Borges of Brazil, Alejandro Lazo, Manuel Mendive and José Montebravo of Cuba, Gerard, Payas, Prospere Pierre-Louis and Louisiane Saint-Fleurant of Haiti, Cartoon Joseph and George Thairu of Kenya, Yinka Adeyemi and Twins Seven-Seven of Nigeria, and Mohamed Charinda and George Lilanga of Tanzania.

TRESSE LA SAINTE TRINITE - Hairdresser's Sign
SKU: BS-385

Togo, c.2005
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame - two hinged panels (42" x 24 1/2").
Note: some splitting in plywood at bottom left of one panel.

$475

Two Rastas
SKU: MG-9901

Michael Gordon (Belize City, Belize)
Acrylic on Board w/ broken glass (18 x 24) 1998

(framed)

$450

The Beauty in Me II
SKU: AOY-1503

Oshogbo, Nigeria,  2015
Ink batik on rice paper.
25 1/4" x 17 1/2"

$475 $427.50

Super Tresse Coiffure Tissage-Perruque - Hair Sign
SKU: BS-388

c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (47" x 22" x 1 3/4").

$425

Agony of a Woman
SKU: oyelaim-1

Oshogbo
c. 2004
Batik on Rice Paper (25" h x 19 1/4"w)

$400

Market Women
SKU: Oyelami-2

c. 2004
Batik on Rice Paper (25" h x 19 1/4"w)

$400

Green Springbok
SKU: QGK-1501

Qgam Khaxa (b. 1965, signs QGQM) - Khoisan people, Ghanzi, Botswana
Reduction linocut, #11/16, 2002
(11 1/4" h. x 17"w. image size on 19 3/4" x 22 1/2" sheet)

Born in the Ghanzi district, Qgam joined the Kuru Art Project in 1997. Through his art, he portrays a deep knowledge of the animals, the veld and the traditions of his people. He is a good traditional dancer and often takes part in dance ceremonies in the village. Along with the other Kuru artists, his work has been exhibited worldwide. He attended the Thapong International Artists workshop in Botswana in 1999 and found it a very enriching experience. He enjoyed working with different artists but seems not to have been influenced by their styles, which differs widely from his own.  (Bio courtesy of Kuru Art Project).

$395

Hair Sign
SKU: bs-253

by Lebene, Togo, c. 1990's
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame (24 " x 17")

$395

CLASSIC RASTA HAIR DO - Hair Sign
SKU: BS-393

Twins Arts Kwadaso - Ghana, c.2000
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame (45" x 25")

$375

Super Tresse Coiffure Tissage-Perruque - Hair Sign
SKU: BS-389

c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (47" x 22" x 1 3/4").

$375

QUI SAIT L'AVENIR EN VENTE ICI DU DEGUE - Trade Sign
SKU: BS-396

Bolingo Decor - Togo, 2003
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame (51" x 24" x 1")

$350

Tresse TANTY - Hair Sign (Panel 1)
SKU: BS-390

c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (54" x 24" x 1").

$325

Tresse TANTY - Hair Sign (Panel 2)
SKU: BS-391

c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (54" x 24" x 1").

$325

Jorge Sanfiel - Tanze
SKU: JLS-0007

Jorge Sanfiel (Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on Canvas (18x13), 1999

Price includes frame

$350 $280

Your Style My Style RASTA DO - Hair Sign
SKU: BS-394

Ghana, c.2000
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame (53" x 24" x 1 1/2")

$325 $260

SKU: MD1104

Mireille Delice (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) Sequins and beads on fabric (43" x 45"), c.2010 This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

$ 3,800

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Trois Loas
SKU: PPL-0801

Prospere Pierre-Louis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1947 - 1996)
Acrylic on canvas (24" x 24"), 1995
With custom framing.

$2500 Framed

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David Osevwe, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: Osev-2

1999
Glass beads on plywood
(14 1/2" h x 24 1/2"w)

$1,200

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COIFFURE REMEMBER - Hair Sign (Panel 2)
SKU: BS-387

By Americano, c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (47" x 24" x 1").

$750

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LIVING STONE BARBERING CENTRE - Barber Sign
SKU: BS-395

Ultimate Arts, Asuoyeboa - Ghana, c.2000
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame (48" x 24 1/2" x 2")

$650

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'God's Time" - Barbershop Sign
SKU: BS-443

Unity Art - Kumasi, Ghana, c.1990's
Oil paint on plywood (15 1/2" x 40" x 1/4")

$495

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The Animal Kingdom #2
SKU: TF-1202

c.2012
Hammered aluminum relief
(16" h x 20"w)
Exact details may vary.

$475

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COIFFURE REMEMBER - Hair Sign (Panel 1)
SKU: BS-386

By Americano, c.2000.  One panel of hinged two-panel sign.
Oil paint on plywood (47" x 24" x 1").

$475

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The Animal Kingdom #6
SKU: TF-1803

c.2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(19 1/2" h x 15 1/2"w)
Exact details may vary.

$475

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Noah's Ark
SKU: TF-1505

2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(16" h x 20"w)

Some details may vary.

$425

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Adam and Eve
SKU: TF-1507

Toyin Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(20 1/8" h x 16"w)
Exact details may vary.

$425

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The Animal Kingdom #5
SKU: TF-1506

2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(15 1/2" h x 20" w)

$425

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The Animal Kingdom 4
SKU: TF-1403

2014
Hammered aluminum relief
(20" h x 15 1/4"w)

$425

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The Kingdom of Birds
SKU: TF-1404

c.2014
Hammered aluminum relief
(20" h x 16"w)
Exact details may vary.

 

$425

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Noah's Ark
SKU: TF-1201

2012
Hammered aluminum relief
(14" h x 20 1/4"w)

Some details may vary.

$400

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RAHEAL RASTA HAIR DO - Hair Sign
SKU: BS-392

Amass Kenti Art - Ghana, c.2000
Oil paint on plywood with wood frame (48" x 22" x 2")

$275

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Toyin Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: TF-0905

2009
Hammered aluminum relief
(10 1/4" h x 16"w)

$210

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Egungun Festival
SKU: TF-1103

2011
Hammered aluminum relief
(15" h x 10 1/4"w)

$210

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Yekini Folorunso, Oshogbo, Nigeria
SKU: YF-1105

c.1995
Hammered aluminum relief
(6 1/4" h x 18 1/4"w)

$180

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Dreaming of Kudu Browsing - linocut print
SKU: CGM-1801

Cgoma Simon (1958 - ) - Khoisan people, Ghanzi, Botswana
Reduction linocut, #4/10, 2014
(image size 7 3/4" h. x 9 1/2" w. on 13" x 15" sheet)

Cgoma was born on a farm in the Ghanzi district and lived most of her life in D’Kar, where her parents moved when she was still a small girl. She loves to be creative and used to make ostrich eggshell bead work and even tried her hand at fabric painting and embroidery before becoming an artist. (Bio. courtesy of Kuru Art)

$135

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 The Agbogbo Bird
SKU: TF-1501

2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(10 1/4" h x 7 3/4" w).
Individual design of pieces may vary slightly.

$125

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Ceremony for Shango
SKU: TF-1502

2015
Hammered aluminum relief
(8 1/4" h x 10 1/4"w)

$125

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Egungun Festival
SKU: TF-1406

2014
Hammered aluminum relief
(8 3/4" h x 10 1/8"w)

$125

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Lapwing and Elephant - Linocut print
SKU: SBE-1801

Sobe Qaragae ( 1974 - )  - Khoisan people, Ghanzi, Botswana
Reduction linocut, #11/40,n.d.
(Image size 7 1/2" h. x 5" w. on 10" x 7 1/4" sheet)

Sobe worked for many years making sand candles with Kalahari Sandworks, a project producing crafts in D'Kar. He has a great talent for drawing and the intricate patterns he carved on the candles showed a creativity that could not be missed. In 2018 Sobe wanted to expand his field and joined the Kuru Art Project as an artist, where he is now making his first lino cuts and oil paintings. (Bio. courtesy of Kuru Art).

$95

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"Infirmier Diplomé D'Etat.  Picure Rassurante" Mini Signboard
SKU: SN-217

by A. Folly, Togo, 2016
Oil paint on plywood (6 1/4" x 5 1/8")

$54

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Hongera Barack Obama Khanga
SKU: obk-02

White background and blue border (#obk-02)
Printed khanga cloth commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama
(62" x 40")

$38

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"Hongera Barack Obama" Khanga - Orange background
SKU: obk-06

Cloth with orange background
Printed khanga cloth commemorating the inauguration of President Barack Obama
(62" x 40")

$38

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The Palm Wine Tapper
SKU: T77-1106

Twins Seven-Seven (1944 - 2011), Oshogbo, Nigeria
c.1978
Ink, pastel and oli on cloth
(50 1/2" h x 30 1/2"w)

At the entry to the lane that leads to Prince's compound in Osogbo, a palm-wine tapper sits on a bicycle, welded to Prince's design out of scrap metal. In Amos Tutuola's "Palm-Wine Drinkard", the drinard hunts for his dead tapster in the domain of the dead.... 

"This is when I was working on the book of Amos Tutuola, like Palm-Wine Drinker, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and something like that."

"I made a poem about whoever want me to die earlier will be killed by a palm-wine tapper bicycle, because palm-wine tapper bicycle have no insurance. It was a song from, like, nineteen seventy-four."

from Prince Twins Seven-SevenHis Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America, by Henry Glassie

Price on Request

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SKU: mbuno-1

c. 2010
Ink and colored pencil on paper (19" h x 231/2"w)

Price on Request

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The Palmwine Tapper
SKU: T77-1602

c.2009
"Sculpture Painting" - Oil, acrylic, ink and pastel on plywood.
(36" h x 12"w)
Provenance:  Private collection, purchased directly from the artist.

Price on Request

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José Garcia Montebravo
SKU: 
JGM0814

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Oil on canvas, with custom framing.
((21" x 17"), 2008

Price on Request
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José Garcia Montebravo

(Cienfuegos, Cuba),
Acrylic on canvas
(31 1/2" x 23 1/2"), 2009

Price on Request
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