Repeating Islands

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Some are self taught. Others, extensively schooled. Some use traditional tools. Others, glitter.

The works of some of Haiti’s top contemporary artists — who come from a variety of backgrounds and employ many forms of media — are now on display at the Stonehenge-Luce Non-Profit Annex, located 1159 Second Ave.

The 52 works — all up for sale — will stay on display until Feb. 18 and can be viewed from 9:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., said Raynald Leconte, CEO of the Haitian Cultural Foundation and the show’s co-organizer.

Some of the pop-up exhibition’s highlights include Frantz Zephirin, a painter whose work appeared on a New Yorker cover, Leconte said.

“He’s one of the top-selling artists in Haiti,” Leconte said. “He’s very spiritual. He’s very effusive, very jovial, very bright.”

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Mario Benjamin, another artist with three works on display at the space, is one of the most in-demand…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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