American & 20th Century Paintings Online Auction

October 30, 2014

LOT 80
Wilson Bigaud (1931-2010)
  • Wilson Bigaud (1931-2010)

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Wilson Bigaud (1931-2010), Haitian

BLACK MAGIC CARD GAME

Oil on masonite board; signed lower right
24" x 24" — 61 x 61 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $324
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Literature:

A clipping from “Newsweek” magazine, p. 68 entitled “Black Magic” discusses the admiration of the Haitian school admired by “Western Intellectuals” that blossomed in the 1940’s. The article mentions a current travelling exhibition of Haitian Art in New York City suffused by voodoo and earthly visions of Heaven and Hell that hallmark Haitian art despite being from the “poorest countries in the world”.