Jun 10, 2014 - Sale 2353

Sale 2353 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
LOÏS MAILOU JONES (1905 - 1988)
Mère du Senegal.

Acrylic on cotton canvas, 1985. 610x914 mm; 24x36 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "Haiti" in acrylic, lower right.

Provenance: collection of the artist, with her hand-written label and notations across the frame back board; thence by descent to the current owner, private collection, New York.

Exhibited: Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, November 14 - February 27, 2010. With the label on the frame back.

Illustrated: Hanzal, Carla M., Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, p. 127.

This vibrantly colored canvas is an impressive example of the artist's extensive work in Haiti. Jones took her first trip to Haiti in the summer of 1954 with the invitation of President Paul E. Magliore for his portrait commission. She made many subsequent annual trips with her Haitian husband Pierre-Noël. She continued to have painting trips and exhibitions there after his death in 1982 and through the 1990s. Hanzal pp. 127.