Highland Park • Pittsburgh, PA 15206
A Gallery of Haitian Art
This is Room Z36. Haitian paintings by Frantz Zephirin
For A Biography and Photograph of Zephirin click here.
|The paintings on this page were done by Zephirin in a marathon session in Pittsburgh, between August 28 and September 3, 2007. Four paintings, each one monumental. Zephirin slept very little during this time; his stamina was maintained by strong cheese, hot peppers, genoa salami and ample quantities of Yuengling lager.|
|#2642. Frantz Zephirin
30x24" Acrylic on canvas
2007 Framed in painted wood
$7500 Sale $3800
* Baron Samedi arrives on horseback to attend the wedding of Baron LeCroix and Gran Brigitte. The other members of the Ghede family stand at the left.
The above painting will be exhibited in Nottingham. England beginning in October 2012. The show is: Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou
#2644. Frantz Zephirin
30x40" Acrylic on canvas
"The Slave Ship Brooks"
2007 $4500 framed in painted wood.
SOLD September 2007.
* The Brooks was an infamous slave ship that plied the Atlantic Middle Passage in the late 1780's. The horrific conditions aboard the ship went a long way toward giving abolitionists the ammunition they needed to bring about the end of slavery. For an engrossing portrait of the slave trade, a book that brings history to life brilliantly, read "The Slave Ship" by Marcus Rediker. I usually doze off reading history, but this one I couldn't put down.
#2645 Frantz Zephirin
40x30" Acrylic on canvas
"La Reine Congo"
2007. Price on request. framed in painted wood.