From the desk of Candice Russell—–
Art lovers in the northeast, especially New York-New Jersey area, have a rare opportunity this summer to see the critical acumen of a singular Haitian art collector in one New York City art gallery. American filmmaker Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” “Married to the Mob”) is showing 18 paintings from such masters as Hector Hyppolite, Bourmond Byron, Micius Stephane, Philome Obin and Castera Bazile in the Cavin-Morris Gallery located at 560 Broadway, Suite 405-B in New York City for a special sale that runs from June 23 to July 29. For more information, telephone (212) 226-3768.
Speaking of Jonathan Demme, his extensive and beloved private collection of masterpieces will be on view at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach beginning NEXT May, 2006 for a summer exhibition. Co-curators of this show, that is only appearing at this single venue, are myself and Axelle Liautaud, who has an art gallery called Gingerbread in Petionville, Haiti. A heavily illustrated full-color catalog is being published to coincide with this special exhibition. Whether or not you see the show in person, the catalog will be a valuable addition to the personal library of any Haitian art collector.