Clotaire Bazile (b. 1946, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Barron Criminele (Bawon Kriminel)
Sequins, beads, fabric
Fowler Museum at UCLA, X87.18; Museum Purchase, Manus Funds
A first generation maker of art flags, Bazile literally reduces the essence of this Bawon to its bare bones: skeleton, illuminated candle, spirit bottle, cross-adorned tomb, and the punishing whip of retribution.
Source: Exhibition wall text, In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art