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Lionel St. Eloi (b. 1950)

Lot 491: O/B 'Voodoo Picnic' by Lionel St. Eloi

Louis J. Dianni, LLC

August 10, 2013
Garrison, NY, US

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Description

Medium: Oil
Support: Board
Artist: Lionel St. Eloi
Artist Dates: 1950 -
Country of Origin: Haiti
Title & Description: The painting depicts a fantasy-like ceremony practice before a meal, surrounded by flowers and heaven-like imagery with an elderly woman releasing powers to answer prayers of a woman, while other villagers worship behind her.
Signature: Lionel St. Eloi
Date of Work: 20th Century
Frame: Original
Work Size: 29.5" W x 27.5" H
Frame Size: 30.5" W x 28.5" H x1.5" D
Weight: 5lb
Provenance: GRAHAM GALLERY, NYC to CT estate
Condition: Minor discoloration.
Artist Biography: Born 1950 in Port-au-Prince. St. Eloi began painting in1972, at which time he joined the Centre d'Art. In the 1990's he shifted his attention to sculpture, composed of aluminum pans and other found materials. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Mus?e d'Art Haitien, Ramapo College (NJ) and the New Orleans Museum of Art.This Port-au-Prince native, son of a mason and a seamstress, is an artist of exceptional clevemess. A painter of voodoo ceremonies, he lives in a multi-story, castle-like house with a winding staircase on a hill in the capital- a building as fantastic as the visions he creates on canvas. Saint Eloi is also a sculptor, making whimsical angels out of metal, mirrors, colanders, chains, window screens and other found materials. He had an exhibition of his sculptures at the Foundation Mona Bismarck in February, 1996
Meta: painting, art

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PACKING, SHIPPING & INSURANCE - Please see TERMS & CONDITIONS for detailed information on this topic.

1. We ship all over the world

2. We offer in-house packing, which incurs a MINIMUM HANDLING CHARGE of $25.00USD for each shipment packaged. This is applicable to item(s) being shipped to any location.

3. We ship via FEDEX GROUND for USA and U.S.P.S. for International.

4. We will not use your FEDEX or U.S.P.S. A/C to ship.

5. We will arrange private truck transport if that is desired.

6. We will give an estimated shipping quote if you request it, however, your item(s) will need to be packaged in order to generate a quote, so you will automatically incur the per box packaging fee covered in #2 above.

7. We offer insurance and it is @ 1.5% of the total value of your purchases. If loss or damage occurs during shipment, the Buyer files for recovery.

8. We will use the credit card on file for packing, shipping and insurance unless you have advised otherwise at the point of sale.

Buyer's Premium

21.5%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,499 $100
$2,500 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $499,999 $10,000
$500,000+ $50,000

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BUYER'S PREMIUM -
On-Line bid, pay with USA Credit Card: 24.5%
On-Line bid, pay with International Credit Card: 25.5%
On-Line bid, pay by Cash, Check or **Bank Wire: 21.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by USA credit card: 21.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by International card: 22.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by Cash, Check, **Bank Wire: 18%
*Bid Live @ Auction includes bids executed by phone.
**Add $25.00USD bank wire transfer fee

The default Buyer's Premium will be 21.5% on your invoice. Adjustment to the percentage shall be made when the method of payment is determined, according to the list provided herein. Buyers are required to pay the Putnam County, NY sales tax of of 8.3/8 % on the total sales price, including the Buyer Premium, and the sales tax on the packaging of items to be shipped. The only exceptions are if a valid sales tax exemption certificate is supplied LJD prior to checkout or invoicing or if the item(s) are shipped to a State other than New York. In the latter case, a Tangible Personal Property For Resale By A Non-Resident (of New York) Dealer will need to be signed by the Buyer, and adequate evidence of authority to do business in the Buyers home state is required by New York Law. LJD will not refund any sales tax collected.

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If you are acquiring the weapon in person at the auction or from our warehouse in Hopewell Junction, NY after the sale, you MUST present a valid ORIGINAL FFL DEALER License in your name. No exceptions.

ENDANGERED SPECIES & CITES PERMITS (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) - The export of a lot from the United States or import into certain countries may be subject to export and import regulations, licensure and/or other restrictions; in particular, lots containing animal material such as ivory, rhinoceros horn, tortoise shell, coral or whalebone may require the granting of one or more export or import licenses or may be banned from import altogether by some countries. Lots that contain these aforementioned materials may also not be eligible for exportation if they are not over one hundred years of age. It is the buyer's responsibility to investigate any such restrictions and to obtain any relevant export or import licenses. Please note that this process is governed by local authorities and may take considerable time. Regardless of any delay in the obtaining of an export or import license or denial of a license's issuance, purchased lots shall be paid for in accordance with the Conditions of Sale, and any such delay or denial shall not serve as the basis for cancellation of any sale.
Prospective buyers are advised to obtain information from the relevant regulatory authorities regarding export and import restrictions, requirements, and costs prior to bidding. There is no assurance that any necessary licenses can be obtained.

BUYER DEFAULT - If any of the Terms of Sale are not fully complied with by the Buyer, the Buyer will be in default without the need of notice by the Auction House. The Buyer shall be liable to the Auction House and the Consignor for the total purchase price, including all premiums, charges, and expenses specified in the Terms of Sale. Interest shall accrue at the rate of 18% per annum commencing with the date of the auction. In addition to other remedies available to the Auction House by law, the Auction House may, at its option, a)cancel the sale of the lot(s) on which the buyer defaulted and any other lots sold to the defaulting Buyer at the same or any other Auction(s) and retain as liquidated damages all payments made by the Buyer, b) resell the purchased property, whether at public auction or private sale, or c) pursue any combination of a) and b) above. In the event of default, the Buyer will be responsible to the Auction House and the Consignor for any deficiency, any and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fee, collection fees and expenses, late charges and other damages. The Auction House may, at its discretion, apply any proceeds of the sale otherwise due to the Buyer or monies of the Buyer in the Auction House's possession to reduce or satisfy the Buyer's obligation.

AUCTIONEER'S DETERMINATION FINAL - A lot will be sold to the highest bidder as determined in the sole and exclusive judgment of the auctioneer and/or Louis J. Dianni. The auctioneer will also have the sole and exclusive power and authority to a) resolve any disputes between bidders, b) determine whether to pass or re-offer a lot for sale, c) reject or challenge any bid or advance in the bidding, d) exclude any bidder from the sale and e) otherwise regulate the bidders, the bidding and its increments.

WITHDRAWAL OF PROPERTY FROM SALE - LJD reserves the right to withdraw property from the sale for any reason and with no liability whatsoever for such withdrawal. This includes before, during and after the auction.

RESCISSION OF PROPERTY - In the event that LJD receives notice of an adverse claim with respect to purchased property, he shall have the right (but not the obligation), in his sole and absolute discretion, to rescind the sale to the Buyer, upon written or email notice to the Buyer. Upon such notice, the Buyer will promptly return the purchased property to LJD in the same condition as when purchased. The purchase price will then be promptly refunded to the Buyer, including Buyer's premium and applicable taxes paid. Buyer will have no further recourse against Louis J. Dianni, the Auctioneer, our internet bidding portal companies or the Consignor, nor shall they be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by the Buyer.

SEVERABILITY & WAIVER - If any provision or portion of these Terms & Conditions of Sale shall be deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable under applicable law, that provision or portion shall be stricken and severed from the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure to enforce any of the provisions in the Terms & Conditions of Sale shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to enforce any other provisions of these Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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NOTE: Registration to Bid Constitutes Acceptance of These Terms & Conditions of Sale

CREDIT CARDS

We accept Visa and Master Card debit and credit cards for the purchase as well as the packaging and shipping of same to anywhere in the world. We do not accept any other credit cards or PayPal.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

BUYER'S PREMIUM - See further details below this chart:
On-Line bid, pay with USA Credit Card: 24.5%
On-Line bid, pay with International Credit Card: 25.5%
On-Line bid, pay by Cash, Check or **Bank Wire: 21.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by USA credit card: 21.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by International card: 22.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by Cash, Check, **Bank Wire: 18%
*Bid Live @ Auction includes bids executed by phone.
**Add $25.00USD bank wire transfer fee

The default Buyer's Premium will be 21.5% on your invoice. Adjustment to the percentage shall be made when the method of payment is determined, according to the list provided herein. Buyers are required to pay the Putnam County, NY sales tax of of 8.3/8 % on the total sales price, including the Buyer Premium, and the sales tax on the packaging of items to be shipped. The only exceptions are if a valid sales tax exemption certificate is supplied LJD prior to checkout or invoicing or if the item(s) are shipped to a State other than New York. In the latter case, a Tangible Personal Property For Resale By A Non-Resident (of New York) Dealer will need to be signed by the Buyer, and adequate evidence of authority to do business in the Buyers home state is required by New York Law. LJD will not refund any sales tax collected.

PAYMENT METHOD & BUYER'S PREMIUM

PAYMENT METHODS - Cash, Bank Wire Transfer, Personal Check (allow 2 week clearance), Master Card or Visa Credit Cards. At the close of the sale of any item(s), title to the property immediately transfers to the successful bidder, who in turn, becomes the owner of the property. Buyer assumes full risk and responsibility for the purchased property, including all costs and expenses of handling, shipping, insurance, taxes, export and otherwise, and is liable for the full purchase price, plus Buyer Premium and applicable taxes. Payment must be made either on the day of the auction or within (7) seven business days from the close of the auction, by Tuesday, August 20th. Checks must clear before merchandise is released, they must be dated and bankable on the day of purchase and they will not be held for any period of time. A $30.00USD fee will be added for returned checks. Personal checks and any type of bank checks: allow 2 wks for clearance. Bank Wire Transfers: $25.00USD bank service charge applies per bank involved in transfer. Payment by credit or debit card: Master Card or Visa and limited to a maximum of $5000.00USD per auction with balances over that amount to be paid in cash or bank wire transfer, absolutely no exceptions. If you are the successful bidder, and do not remit payment as specified, the amount owed will be charged to your credit card together with such charges set forth in these terms of sale.
Under no circumstances will any item be released or packaged for shipping, nor will a shipping quote be offered until full payment is received and cleared.
BUYER'S PREMIUM:
On-Line bid, pay with USA Credit Card: 24.5%
On-Line bid, pay with International Credit Card: 25.5%
On-Line bid, pay by Cash, Check or **Bank Wire: 21.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by USA credit card: 21.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by International card: 22.5%
*Live Bid @ Auction, pay by Cash, Check, **Bank Wire: 18%
*Bid Live @ Auction includes bids executed by phone.
**Add $25.00USD bank wire transfer fee

8.38% SALES TAX

Buyers are required to pay the Putnam County, NY sales tax of of 8.3/8 % on the total sales price, including the Buyer Premium, and the sales tax on the packaging of items to be shipped. The only exceptions are if a valid sales tax exemption certificate is supplied LJD prior to checkout or invoicing or if the item(s) are shipped to a State other than New York. In the latter case, a Tangible Personal Property For Resale By A Non-Resident (of New York) Dealer will need to be signed by the Buyer, and adequate evidence of authority to do business in the Buyers home state is required by New York Law. LJD will not refund any sales tax collected.

PACKING & SHIPPING

PACKING, SHIPPING & INSURANCE - Please see TERMS & CONDITIONS for detailed information on this topic.

1. We ship all over the world

2. We offer in-house packing, which incurs a MINIMUM HANDLING CHARGE of $25.00USD for each shipment packaged. This is applicable to item(s) being shipped to any location.

3. We ship via FEDEX GROUND for USA and U.S.P.S. for International.

4. We will not use your FEDEX or U.S.P.S. A/C to ship.

5. We will arrange private truck transport if that is desired.

6. We will give an estimated shipping quote if you request it, however, your item(s) will need to be packaged in order to generate a quote, so you will automatically incur the per box packaging fee covered in #2 above.

7. We offer insurance and it is @ 1.5% of the total value of your purchases. If loss or damage occurs during shipment, the Buyer files for recovery.

8. We will use the credit card on file for packing, shipping and insurance unless you have advised otherwise at the point of sale.

CONDITION

CONDITION REPORTS - Detailed condition reports are not offered by the auctioneer, Louis J. Dianni, or the Consignor. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. It is the responsibility of the bidder to examine lots in person, through an agent and/or by visiting and viewing the many photos available on LouisJDianni.com on each item being offered for sale. Any condition report given, as a courtesy to a potential bidder, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. All counts, weights and measurements are approximate. We do our best to offer accurate, detailed information on the pieces The Auctioneer shall bear no responsibility for any error or omission.

CONTRACT

Registering to Bid denotes understanding and acceptance of the TERMS & CONDITIONS offered herein, constituting a legal and binding contract between you and Louis J. Dianni, LLC.