Inspired by Haiti

“The absorption and permeability of his painting contain diverse histories and cultures and urge us to break down such abstract distinctions as developed/underdeveloped, civilized/primitive, historic/ prehistoric, all of which oversimplify the nature of the encounter between the West and the rest of the world.”
—Joan Dayan
“The Craft of Memory: Bourguignon’s Haitian Paintings” in Paul-Henri Bourguignon: The Haitian Works
Gallery V exhibition publication, 1996

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