The Three Wisemen, contemporary mixed-media, 2022

by BAI

Painting : acrylic, digital art, paper, Textiles 116.8 x 106.7 x 5.1 cm


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Painting: acrylic, digital art, paper, Textiles

Dimensions cm inch

116.8 x 106.7 x 5.1 cm Height x Width x Depth


Transparent plexiglas box frame with plexiglass

Artwork dimensions including frame

121.9 x 111.8 x 5.3 cm


African artworks


Textile Art





Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: United States

The Three Wisemen, 2022 by Carl Karni-Bain (Bai) is an original contemporary mixed-media fabric work. The artist combines 3 prints on watercolor paper embellished with pastel and charcoal, acrylic paint, and layers of painted fabric, which he arranges in a clear plexi shadow box.

The 46" x 42" piece is mounted on archival board and installed in a clear acrylic box frame: 48" x 44” | depth: 2”

In the artist's words:

"I have been painting faces and figures throughout my career as they are part of an ongoing journey of which neither I nor the viewer will ever tire. The foundation for my portraits comes from the African mask. As a child, I remember the visual impact it had on me and remains to this day strong in my memory The mask forces a response from the viewer, whether a primitive or contemporary response. ~Carl Karni-Bain (BAI)


Artist's Bio:

For three decades BAI (Carl Karni-Bain) 1959- has exhibited regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Carolina, and New York City. As an artist in over two dozen international art fairs since 2003, BAI has garnered an audience worldwide. In 2013 Thelma Golden, Director of The Studio Museum of Harlem selected BAI as one of the top 10 artists working in Harlem, New York City. He was also selected as one of the top 50 artists living in Manhattan.

In 2022 Bai’s work was selected and sold at a Christie’s auction 100 Years of Harlem: Resonating Around The World.

Bai's work is in private and public collections, including the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke, VA, among others.


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BAI, The Three Wisemen, contemporary mixed-media


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For more than 25 years Carl Karni-Bain aka BAI has exhibited worldwide, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, North Carolina, and in New York. As an artist participating in over 20 international art fairs since 2003, BAI has garnered an international audience. In 2013 Thelma Golden, Director of The Studio Museum of Harlem selected BAI as one of the top ten artists in Harlem. 

The same year, Bai was selected by the Rush Gallery as one of the top 50 artists working and living in Manhattan. Bai's work is in private and public collections, including the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC and The Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke, VA. The artist attended California College of Arts & Crafts from 1983-1985.

Recent Art Fairs:

Aqua Art Miami

Affordable Art Fair London

Affordable Art Fair New York

Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

Contemporary Art Fair Miami

San Diego Art Fair (San Diego, CA)

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