Title: Liberting Aunt Jemima
Year Painted: 2006
Type: Mixed Media / Oil on Canvas 
Dimension: L 39.25”(99.7 cm) W 28.75 (73 cm)
Price: $7,500 - Also available in art prints, art posters, and memorabilia

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Oil on canvas painting of a stereotypical character from France’s own food folklore and face of popular coco-based French drink, Banania (Banane) who chuckles on outside the door at the liberation of Aunt Jemima in the hotel room.  Maybe he is imagining his possibilities with Betty Crocker?

In his book “Black Skin, White Mask”, Franz Fanon, Martiniquan and one of France’s best black writer philosopher (and a founding member of the Negritude Movement along with Aime Cesaire), pointed out the grinning Senegalese “Tirailleur” (Banania) as an example of how the consumer culture has not only made the Negro an object, but also as “an object in the midst of other objects.” 



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Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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