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Auction Description for Material Culture Auctioneers: Candles in the light: Folk and self-taught art
Viewing Notes:
Thursday 10/31 to Saturday 11/2, 10am-6pm, Daily

Candles in the light: Folk and self-taught art

by Material Culture


774 lots with images

November 3, 2013

4700 Wissahickon Avenue

Suite 101

Philadelphia , PA, 19144 USA

Phone: (215) 438-4700

Fax: (215) 438-4710

Email: expert@materialculture.com

Murat Brierre (1938-1988) Haitian Cut Metal

Lot 1: Murat Brierre (1938-1988) Haitian Cut Metal

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Description: Murat Brierre (1938-1988) Loas, cut iron, signed. Size: 32" x 9" x 8". As a principal metal sculptor from Haiti, Brierre drew on the combination of vodou and Christian motifs, including his own visions of the surreal to the fantastical.

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Georges Liautaud (1889-1991) Haitian Graveyard Cross

Lot 2: Georges Liautaud (1889-1991) Haitian Graveyard Cross

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Description: Georges Liautaud, Graveyard Cross, Circa 1959, forged iron. Size: 36" x 22" x 7". Early works by this artist are not signed. This is a rare cross by Georges Liautaud. In 1959, his forged crosses in the graveyard at Croix-des-Boquets attracted the attention of Dewitt Peters, who encouraged him to join the Centre d'Art, where Liautaud pursued the creation of both forged and cut-out metal work. Georges Liautaud was the originator and master of metal sculpture from discarded oil barrels in Haiti. His sculptures can be found in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

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Georges Liautaud (1889-1991) Haitian Iron Cross

Lot 3: Georges Liautaud (1889-1991) Haitian Iron Cross

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Description: Georges Liautaud, Vodou Cross, Circa 1960's, forged iron. Size: 68" x 33" x 12". Signed. Georges Liautaud was the originator and master of metal sculpture from discarded oil barrels in Haiti. His sculptures can be found in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

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Georges Liautaud (1889-1991) Haitian Iron Cross

Lot 4: Georges Liautaud (1889-1991) Haitian Iron Cross

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Description: Geroges, Liautaud, Christ on Cross, Circa 1960's, forged iron. Signed. Size: 36" x 22" x 7". Georges Liautaud was the originator and master of metal sculpture from discarded oil barrels in Haiti. His sculptures can be found in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

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African Fine Art Sculpture by Agbagli Kossi

Lot 5: African Fine Art Sculpture by Agbagli Kossi

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Description: Agbagli Kossi (1935-1991) Togo. Untitled, circa 1980's, painted wood sculpture. Size: 36" x 12" x 13". Provenance: Purchased from Gert Chesi. Carvings of this size by Kossi are rarely available. Agbagli Kossi (1935-1991) Togo artist: created Vodou (Voodoo) figures in sculptural form, from doll to life size. Kossi’s sculptures are reincarnations of traditional religious figures with mythic power and intense expression, as well as imaginary pieces in nontraditional pinks and whites. Most large work is embellished carved wood, painted with high gloss automobile paint. Selected Museum Exhibitions:Magiciens de la Terre, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, 1989; Africa hoy: obras de la contemporary African art collection/Africa now: Jean Pigozzi Collection, CCCA Mexico City, Groningen Museum Netherlands, Atlantic Center of Modern Art Gran Canary, 1991-92; Neue Kunst aus Afrika, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2006; Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas, Fowler UCLA, Los Angeles, 2008; Provenance Gert Chesi: Austrian photojournalist, collector and ethnomusicologist: regularly and meticulously documented Vodou (Voodoo) ritual and performance in Togo and Benin. Publication â€aeVoodoo: Kunst In Afrika” includes photos of Agbagli Kossi’s altars and multiple sculptures, as well as Chuchuwu’s Mami-Wata figures.

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