Annual Offering to Agoue and La Sirene
An original painting
by André Pierre
Circa 1965 - 40 inches x 24 inches
Oil on Masonite; Framed.
Framed size: 41 inches x 25 inches
A similar painting—c. 1966—is illustrated of page 80 of The Naive Tradition: Haiti. Milwaukee Art Center, 1974.
Condition: Excellent. The painting is as bright and fresh as the day it was completed. There are a few small spots of paint on the frame; this seems to indicate that the artist did a bit of touch-up after the painting was framed.
Provenance: James S. Huffman Collection
James S. Huffman had a distinguished 35 year career in the United States Foreign Service. A serious collector of primitive and naive art, he sought pieces local to the regions where he served. From 1963-1965, Huffman was posted to the Dominican Republic. From there, he often went to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where he purchased more than 50 paintings, many of them from Le Centre d'Art and Galerie Issa.