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Cuba • Belize • Mexico

May 1, 1999 to September 1, 1999

In Summer 1999 Indigo Arts presented Cuba • Belize • Mexico, including paintings by self-taught Cuban artists Mario Mesa and Jose Garcia Montebravo, prints by artists from Oaxaca, Mexico, and paintings Tony collected on his February 1999 trip to the Central American nation of Belize. In Belize Tony sought out Benjamin Nicholas, one of Belize's leading artists and one-man chronicler of the history and culture of the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna Indians. The paintings which surround Mr. Nicholas in his small house on the Caribbean shore depict both the events of Garifuna history and the ceremonies and activities of their lives - from fishing and farming to Punta dance parties, Dugu healing ceremonies.

In Belize City Tony discovered the paintings of Michael Gordon, a self-taught street artist, who was until recently homeless. Working with found materials - cardboard, cloth and even broken glass - Gordon portrays the landscape of his daily life, his memory and his imagination.

Two Rastas
SKU: MG-9901

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

(framed)

$450

Benjamin Nicholas (Dangriga, Belize)
SKU: BN-01

Benjamin Nicholas (Dangriga, Belize)
Oil on Canvas (20 x 23 1/2) 1998

$525 (framed) SOLD 12/03

SOLD

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Wayacon
SKU: Waya-7

Oil on board
(15 1/2x15), 1999

$450

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Robertico el Meloso
SKU: JBC-0301

José Basulto Caballero
(Cienfuegos, Cuba)
Oil on canvas (16" x 24"),
2000

 

$400

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Sold
Youths in Control
SKU: BN-2001

Oil on Canvas (22 x 48) c.1985.  
Provenance:  Private collection.  Current owner bought directly from Mr. Nicholas in Dangriga, Belize in 1985.
Condition notes:  Canvas is stretched but not framed.  Paint in good condition with some minor spots of flaking, mostly at the edges of canvas.

Price on Request

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Benjamin Nicholas
SKU: B-Nich

Benjamin Nicholas (Dangriga, Belize)
Oil on Canvas (24 x 30), c.1985
SOLD

SOLD

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