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SINCE 1974

This is Room 73B . Haitian Art by Lionel St. Eloi.

St. Eloi was born in 1950 in Port-au-Prince. He is a product of the art movement known as "Poto-Mitan" where he painted, played music and danced. He is one of the more eccentric and interesting Haitian artists. His paintings are always unique and sometimes monumental and his sculptures, usually tin or aluminum with brass trimming and perhaps incorporating beads, glass and mirrors, are phantasmagorical. They are usually religious representations, either Vodun or Christian. He also has been known to make Vodou flags and still plays in a musical combo. He lives in a small but tall house on top of a hill on the Rue Lionel St. Eloi in Kafou Fey. His paintings are scarce these days.

This is an Archives room. To view a St. Eloi painting that is available, click here.
#LSEGP. Lionel St. Eloi
52x37" Acrylic on canvas
"Interrupted Wedding"
1988 $2200 Framed in simple wooden frame.

SOLD 12/06

* The Interrupted wedding or "Mariage Gate" is a frequent theme in haitian art. Usually it's a pregnant girlfriend of the groom who is trailing two of his toddlers that disrupts the ceremonie. Count on St. Eloi to give it a different twist. In this painting, the guy in the brown suit with the white hat is brandishing a gun, sending people running.

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