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In the seminal book on Haitian art, “Where Art is Joy: Haitian Art: The First Forty Years”, the great expert on Haitian art, Selden Rodman wrote in 1988 “Two other metal workers of outstanding talent, neighbors of Liautaud in Croix des Bouquets were Seresier and Janvier Louis Juste. Shearing their way to fortune in the 1970’s, both these artists were ambitious enough to go beyond the small cutout circles the tourists loved to tie to their handbags. Sometimes they would incise drawings into their figures. In very large pieces, cut from industrial drums, they integrated birds, bats, mermaids, drummers, horsemen and weird combinations of all five with astonishing ingenuity.”
I’ve just acquired and installed this really quite wonderful (15 x 23″) sculpture in the gallery. I love these two “Dancers” – can’t figure it out, but just love it!
Lots of Saharan dust high up in the atmosphere these days – quite usual for this time of year. Skies are whitish-gray during the day, and made for a particularly beautiful sunset from the shore the evening.
The St. Martin-based marquetry master Jean-Pierre Straub came to visit this week, and although always happy to hang his superb works in the gallery, was particularly pleased to install two with “Anguilla content”. “Anguilla Beach” is the iconic entrance to Meads Bay by Malliouhana Hotel, and “Le Gommier” is a representation of an (in)famous turpentine, or gum tree which had a horse’s head carved into it through the elements, here on Island. I’m trying to find out where is was, or if it still stands. Anyone?
I adore this new lignum vitae sculpture by Victor Hempel. It’s a stunning bowl that seems to span the length of my front desk. Here are two views…..
O’Malley was feeling the love during the week. We were all chillaxing out back of the gallery, and he just cuddled right up to his mom Augie in the afternoon…..
I’ve just received and installed this superb early (c.1980) canvas by the late great Haitian master, Henri Robert Bresil (1952-1999). This is a gem, only 20 x 24″ by Bresil, an artist who painted astoundingly beautiful pastoral landscapes of the Haitian countryside. Classic, in every sense.
I just installed two very fine vintage Haitian sculptures in the gallery today, both quite wonderful. The first is a mask, 13″ high, signed only “Riche”, but different than any other Haitian mask I’ve ever seen. It combines wood, scrap metal, nails and rope, yet also has some very fine carving on the gentleman’s “hat”. The second is more of a classic imagery, and this musician, 33″ high, is signed Jacques Midi, who in fact, is quite a well known carver. Both superb works, and they compliment the Haitian paintings I’ve hung around them.