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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 125

Andrew Hopkins Oil, Marie Laveau Gris-Gris

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000

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Andrew LaMar Hopkins (American/Louisiana, b. 1977), "Marie Laveau Gris-Gris," acrylic on canvasboard painting depicting the 19th century voo-doo priestess Marie Laveau leaving the fashionable home of a white woman, who is depicted standing in the window and holding a gris-gris (talisman or voodoo amulet, intended to protect the wearer from harm). Signed lower right and dated 2014, additionally signed en verso and titled on paper label. 16" W x 12" H.

Note: Andrew LaMar Hopkins is a self taught Louisiana artist whose paintings -mostly depicting 19th century New Orleans subject matter - are known for their attention to detail in period clothing and decorative arts. Marie Laveau (1800-1881), a free woman of color who achieved significant renown as an herbalist, midwife, and voo-doo practitioner, appears frequently in his paintings. Hopkins' work was recently featured in the Magazine Antiques in March 2022 in an article by John Berendt (author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"), and was the subject of a rare single artist exhibit at the Cabildo in New Orleans in 2022-2023.


Painting is in excellent condition, no damage. Label en verso has been scotch taped to the back of the canvasboard, smearing ink slightly on the dimensions, and there is some minor loss to the paper covering of the canvasboard, verso, from removal of another taped item.

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Private Alabama collection, ex-Nadine Blake, New Orleans (receipt available to the winning bidder).