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  1. Black History Month

    To celebrate Black History Month, we are featuring noteworthy Black artists, and selected artworks by both Black and White artists that signify the Black history and culture. Please inquire.

     

    (b. Alabama, 1947)
    The depiction of torture and lynching is heart-wrenching, yet her tremendous compassion and sorrow overwhelmingly permeate the severe subject of slavery in the South.
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    (Trinidad, Boscoe: 1921 – 2007; Geoffrey: 1930 – 2014)
    Although the Holder brothers are originally from Trinidad, they left a remarkable legacy in the arts of America as multi-talented Black artists.
     

     

    (Illinois)
    Hampton’s abstract artworks reflect his quest to find totality. As a pioneer in Visual Arts, he makes visual statements about the mutable reality which challenges and redeems the human spirit. Hampton has been the subject of many publications, and his work is in the collection of Saint Louis Art Museum.
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    (b. Georgia, 1941)
    Kennedy paints from her memory of her life in the South as a sharecropper. Her life seemed never easy in reality, nonetheless, the tone of her artwork is light, blissful and innocent. Her Black neighbor, Miss Daisy, who often appears in her work, certainly plays an important role in her life as well.

     

    (b. Missouri, 1972)
    Norton carefully examines the American social issues in his art: Black and Native American history, racism, and gun violence, to name a few. The subject is generally harsh yet his work resonates gentle and thoughtful feelings because of his meticulous drawing techniques and the use of sensible composition of figures and abstract textured patterns.

     

  2. Recently Acquired Mary Whitfield

    We just have welcomed these amazing artworks by Mary Whitfield! Please inquire!

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    Mary & Bessie. Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper. 5 x 12 inches (Framed:13 x 22-1/2 inches).

     

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    Grieving for David. Watercolor, gouache on Arches paper, and mixed media. 6-1/2 x 22 inches (Framed: 14-1/2 x 30-1/2 inches).

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    Above All Things Put Love. Watercolor and gouache on Arches paper. 7-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (Framed: 16 x 18 inches).

  3. Galerie Bonheur at the Outsider Art Fair in New York!

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    Galerie Bonheur announces an exhibit “An American Dilemma: Works by Craig Norton and Mary Whitfield” at the Outsider Art Fair 2015 in New York! We look forward to seeing you! Visit us at Booth # 310.

    (images) Craig Norton, Practice Peace, See What Happens, 2013, detail. Mary Whitfield, Hate, the Killings: Jerusalem Then and Birmingham, Alabama, Now, 2008, detail.

     

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  4. NY Times: Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Actor, Painter and More, Dies at 84

    Geoffrey Holder (Trinidad, 1934 – 2014) was a friend of mine, and a fellow- lover of all kinds of folk art. He collected everything, including Haitian Art and Amos Ferguson. He was a jolly human being, multi-talented, and always fun to be around. His brother Boscoe was always one of our best-selling artists. May they both rest in peace! We will miss their amazing talent.

    – Laurie Ahner

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    Blue Vase in Orange. Oil crayon on canvas board.

    19-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (ungraded), 26 x 32 inches (framed). *please inquire.

    Read the NY Times Article: Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Actor, Painter and More, Dies at 84

    Click here to see more art by Geoffrey Holder

    Click here to see artwork by Boscoe Holder