Fritzner Lamour, 12"x18" Painting by Prominent Haitian Artist-Historical Satire
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Provenance purchased while in Port au Prince, Haiti from prestigious Gallerie Monnin in Petionville. Introduced to Artists by Michel Monnin. Outstanding Provenance! Guaranteed Authentic!
This painting as it was explained to me is a rooster representation of the National Security Force of Papa Doc; the Tonnons Macoutes. A much much larger version of this painting is in the personal collection of the Monnin family.
It was In the early 80's, Fritzner Lamour began painting farms scenes including chickens. Eventually, the chickens grew larger, roosters were added and in a jump to the surreal the poultry took on the character of humans. Lamour was painting political satire when it was very dangerous to do so. Roosters became policemen and Ton-Tons Macoute, which was dangerous as Baby Doc was still in control of the country.
About the Artist: Fritzner Lamour
Fritzner Lamour was born in Jacmel in the south of Haiti on December 4, 1950 . At a very early age he became fascinated by the work of his neighbor, Prefete Duffaut. By the early 1960's, he was apprenticed to Duffaut; his job... read more