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Howard Thurman

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Throughout Port au Prince amazing street art is found in random places, the best includes the same trademark signature "Jerry".   He's incredibly talented and has gained quite a following.  We've learned about him through various people who know people who know Jerry.  We were lucky enough to run into Jerry leaving an art gallery where he was dropping off invitations for a "Friends of Jerry" event a few people helped him put together.

The event was today and it was amazing!  His friends prepared a wall and he did a live demo.  He's incredibly shy so there was no speech or information shared, but after a quick introduction he turned to face the wall, spent a few minutes thinking, and then just 11 minutes later he put the finishing touches on the painting.  

He also had approximately 15 small watercolors for sale.  Based on the orders placed today he will now do up to 50 of each, numbered, to be picked up within two weeks.  I'm very excited to see our new art!  He charged $50 each... there is a gallery in town that has bigger canvases of his work for $2,000.  

I've included some of Jerry's street art that I've captured over the last year as well as photos from today.  

His use of other elements like the two real trees holding up this hammock are so creative.
Jerry's Introduction
First sprays.

The finished work - just 11 minutes.

Jerry with the watercolors he painted.
One of the watercolors.

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