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Artists: Clotaire Bazile (b. 1946, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Object Name: Barron Criminele (Bawon Kriminel)
Materials Used: Sequins, beads, fabric
Credit line and Accession Number: 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