Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Les Amis de Beauford Delaney

The amazing Monique Wells, a Black-American expatriate living in Paris, (who also happens to be college friends with my mother) relocated to France in the 1990's. She co-owns Discover Paris! - a service which offers personalized tours & itineraries for independent travelers of Paris. Monique has also written "Food for the Soul" - an American soul food cook book, complete with locations in Paris for finding authentic ingredients for the book's recipes.

Monique's latest creative venture "Les Amis de Beauford Delaney" is dedicated to extremely talented, yet troubled Black-American artist, Beauford Delaney, who relocated to Paris in the 1950's. Upon his death he had no money, and until August 2010, his gravesite in Paris was left unmarked for more than 30 years. Les Amis was able to purchase a tombstone for Delaney from international financial donations from family, friends & artistic admirers.

Some of Delaney's Work

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