Portrait Art for Sale: Black Expatriate Leroy Haynes © Ealymaysartworks.com

Title: Leroy Haynes
Year Painted: 2011
Type: Oil on Canvas coated in raisin
Dimension: L 15.75” (40 cm) W 15.75” (40 cm)
Price: $3,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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Honey, I always knew I wanted to be famous and I knew I didn’t want to do much of anything gettin’ there.  And you know what? I managed to do just that. And, God, it’s been fun".

Art tribute to Leroy Haynes.  Haynes opened the first authentic American Soul Food restaurant in Paris in 1949.  The self-described “Kentucky-born, Chicago-bred and Parisian by choice” became a small part of the folklore of America in Paris where expatriate blacks nostalgic for classic soul food, congregated for eating.  Black GI’s, Louis ArmstrongCount BasieCab Calloway, Sydney Bechet (godfather of Haynes’s son Richard), The Platters, and Lionel Hampton and soon Haynes was the place to congregate.  Chez Haynes also became a category destination for stars the likes of Ray CharlesElizabeth TaylorRichard BurtonPeter O' TooleRod SteigerWarren BeattySidney PoitierMarianne Faithfull, and many more artists and musicians of that time.



Ealy Mays’ Black History Month art gallery featuring oil and acrylic paintings, canvas art, posters, and prints of 20th century African American expatriates’ literary and artistic history in Paris.  

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