Black Magic (Magique Noir)

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Hector Hyppolite (Haitian, 1894–1948)
Black Magic (Magique Noir), ca. 1946–47
Oil on board
25 1/2 × 37 1/2 in. (64.77 × 95.25 cm)
Gift of Richard and Erna Flagg M1991.127
Photo credit: Efraim Lev-er
Currently on View

Publication History
Strongman, Roberto. Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou. 2019, p. 71, fig. 2.7, b&w illus.

Arts Journal: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Literature, Art & Culture of Guyana & the Caribbean. n.d. Volume 10, Numbers 1 &2, 2014-15, cover (color illus.), p. 73 (color illus).

Far from Naive, The Hand of Fashion. 1st edition (December 19, 2014): 142–43, color illus. p. 143.

Bindman, David, Gates, Henry Louis, Dalton, Karen C. C., Ades, Dawn, and Archer-shaw, Petrine. The Image of the Black in Western Art The Twentieth Century: the Impact of Africa. Belknap Pr, 2014, Color illus, fig. 171, p. 206.

Cosentino, Donald. Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou. Los Angeles, California: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1995, p. 175, fig. 5.33, color illus.

Milwaukee Art Museum. Hidden Treasures: Wisconsin Collects Painting and Sculpture. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1987, pp. 64 and 118, cat. 105, b/w illus. p. 64.
Exhibition History
Haiti: Two Centuries of Artistic Creation. Grand Palais, Paris, France, November 18, 2014–February 15, 2015.

Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, October 22–July 16,1996; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, September 19–December 1, 1996; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, February 1–August 3, 1997; Museum of African American History, Detroit, October 8–December 27, 1997; New Orleans Museum of Art, February 1–April 12, 1998; Baltimore Museum of Art, June 7–August 23, 1998; American Museum of Natural History, New York, October 9, 1998–January 3, 1999.

Hidden Treasures: Wisconsin Collects Painting and Sculpture, Milwaukee Art Museum, September 11–November 1, 1987.


This information is subject to change as the result of ongoing research.