The Indigo Arts website remains active during the widespread shutdown due to the COVID-19 virus.  I will be monitoring orders and responding to inquiries.  I have been shipping out orders but due to the March 23rd "Stay at Home" order in Philadelphia I will have to delay further shipping for the time being.  Stay tuned!.  Please stay home and stay safe!

News

Guyodo in the ruins of the Atis Rezistans community, March 2020.

Catastrophic fire in the "Grand Rue" Artists' Community in Haiti - and now COVID-19

With all the hardship and tragedy in the world right now, with the spread of the COVID-19 virus,  I will mention one tragedy, because most of you will not have heard of it, and it impacts several of our artists in Haiti.

"Extra O" sign  c. 1990s  Kumasi, Ghana oil and/or acrylic paint, wood panel Courtesy of Anthony Fisher – Indigo Arts Gallery

Extra 'O' African Barbershop and Hairdressing Signs at SFO Museum

Child in the Land of the Ancestors, date unknown, by Barbara Bullock (Courtesy of the artist)

Africa in the Arts of Philadelphia: Bullock, Searles, and Twins Seven-Seven at Woodmere Art Museum

Belgian Congo Colony, 1940s–1960

Press on Indigo Arts at the NY Outsider Art Fair

This year's NY Outsider Art Fair received extensive and lavish Press coverage.  We were pleased to get top billing in several stories:

Outsider Art Rings in New York’s Fair Season

Kamante Gatura

NY Outsider Art Fair 2020

Join the Stampede!

Please visit us in New York at the 2020 Outsider Art Fair

Gerard Fortuné (Photo:  Paolo WOODS, 2011)

Gerard Fortuné (1924* - 2019)

I was sad to learn the news that Gerard Fortuné, the playful, prolific and much loved Haitain naif artist passed away on December 8th, 2019.  I have heard several dates cited for Gerard's birth, - 1933, 1925, and according to the obituary below from Le Centre d'Art, 1924.

You Call It Craft, I Call It Art - New York Times Features Artist Leandro Gomez Quintero

A recent article in the New York Times profiles a variety of the artists exhibiting this last July at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.  The story looked at folk artists from Borneo, Cuba, India, Mexico and Peru.

Floods of 2000 in Mozambique.

Mozambique Cyclone Idai Benefit - Bid on Dino's Sculpture

Cheias 2000 - Nascimento da Rosita (Flood of 2000 - the Birth of Rosita) 

Outsider art out of Cuba - Philadelphia Inquirer review

“Dios lo Bendiga, Mickey” (2016) by Carlos Garcia Huergo.

Outsider Art Out of Cuba

Edith Newhall - The Philadelphia Inquirer Nov. 25, 2018

“Dios lo Bendiga, Mickey” (2016) by Carlos Garcia Huergo.

Twins Seven-Seven at Indigo Arts Gallery November 5, 2004 (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2004).

Twins Seven-Seven Painting at Israel Museum

We are pleased to announce that the Twins Seven-Seven masterpiece, The Flying Snake Dog Flying Over the Red Skulls has found a place in the permanent collection of the