Paris Art: Paris, Capital of Africa ©

Title: Paris - Capital of Africa
Type: Encased Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 2009
Dimensions: L 31" (80cm) W 45.5" (115cm)
Price: $5,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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Origins of Modern Art and Ancient Politics:  The sometimes-disdained evolution and collection of African Art in Paris has taken on various stages: "L'art Negre", "L'art Sauvage", "L'art Primitif", and "L'art Naif" (negro art, savage art, primitive art, naive art).  Same paternalistic regard often characterizes the Paris power structure's approach in Africa's affairs.  Juxtaposed next to the symbols of their African hunting grounds ("Chasse Gardée "), images of elite Parisians who still wield a disproportionate economic, political, and military influence in much of "L'Afrique Centrale"

Paul Guillaume, Alain Locke’s friend and collector / connoisseur of African sculptures and Negro art, once famously stated that, “the modern movement in art gets its inspiration undoubtedly from African art”.  



Paris-based painter Ealy Mays present Paris stories and narratives in art, with cultural and socio-political images of current and historical life in the city of lights, includingthe history of African Americans in Paris, the Spirit of black Paris, the Paris Noir experience, from the viewpoint of the black expatriate in France

Ealy Mays

6 rue Christine 
75006 Paris

USA Contact: 
Paul Sinclair      

+ (1) 347 399 0860


Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

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

It is the spectator and not life, that really mirrors art”  The Picture of Dorian Gray …Oscar Wilde

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