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      Sale 2255 | Lot 58
      Price Realized: $32,400With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2255 Lot 58

        LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1998)
        Marché de Kenscoff, Haiti.

        Oil on canvas, 1962. 914x457 mm; 36x18 inches. Signed and inscribed "Haiti" in oil, lower right recto. Dated in oil, lower left recto. Titled in ink on the upper stretcher bar verso.

        Provenance: collection of the artist; thence by descent to the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust. With numerous labels of the artist on the verso, with both her Quincy Street and 17th Street addresses.

        Exhibited: Explorations in the City of Life: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-65, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, with the label on the frame back.

        Illustrated: Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, The Life and Art of Loïs Mailou Jones, p. 85; Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Explorations in the City of Life: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-65, p. 51, pl. 6.

        Marché de Kenscoff, Haiti is one of the artist's most modern paintings from her Haitian period when she made a dynamic breakthough away from her early Impressionist style of painting. Jones took her first trip to Haiti in the summer of 1954 with the invitation of President Paul E. Magliore for his portrait commission, and made subsequent annual trips with her husband Pierre-Noël through 1969. Beginning in 1961, she focused on the abstract forms found in the busy outdoor markets using flattened areas of pattern and color. Today, these striking 1960s paintings are some of the artist's best known and distinctive works.

        Estimate $12,000 - 18,000


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $32,400

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