Hector Hyppolite (1891?-1948) Reproduction
249. Le Grand Maitre
Le Grand Maitre -- also
called 'The Three-Eyed King' -- is one of the legendary Hector
Hyppolite's most famous paintings.
Despairing of ever owning a first-class Hyppolite, and wanting to fill a glaring hole in my collection, I commissioned this copy from an online enterprise that specializes in reproductions: galeriedada.com. The work was painted in and shipped to California from Vietnam -- for perhaps a tenth of one percent of the price the original would command if it ever went on the market.
Most of Hyppolite's paintings are representations of -- and tributes to -- the lwas (loas). Background is therefore unimportant: the focus is on the lwas and vodou elements.
The original is (or was) in the Musée d’Art Haïtien du Collège Saint-Pierre, Port-au-Prince.
(There is no enlargement of this reproduction.)
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