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“FLORESCENCE” carved of cottonwood root by David Draper, Navajo wood sculptor. 15.25 inches tall. $1600.

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A beautiful image in this painting by Beverly Blacksheep. She adds sand to her acrylic paint to add texture and dimension to the work. 36 by 12 inches. $500.

Recent work from one of the most promising new Native artists on the horizon: Craig George. Born in Ganado, Ariz., he studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work incorporates elements of an inner-city upbringing in south Los Angeles combined with images of Navajo land. “The rich tradition of graffiti art is incorporated into much of my pieces,” Craig says, “while living on the rez gives me a wealth of material right in my backyard: night skies, ceremonies, music and landscape. I don’t take my gift for granted and put my heart and soul into each piece. As an artist I visualize and record things that are important to me and my culture. It’s my responsibility to carry on our traditions.” The collage measures 16 by 20 inches.$875. The reservation scene with a hogan is 12 by 16 inches and $800. The hogan beneath the underpass is 11 by 14 inches. $750.

A monotype by Aaron Freeland. Inage area” 12 by 12 inches. $240. Ryan Huna Smith (Mohave-Chemehuevi) created these two india ink on acetate image. The line of yei’is with a hogan at right, is 11 by 14 inches. $150 The Yei’i next to it is based upon a being who is called (in English) Talking God. If you look closely at his face you will see that Ryan has drawn imagery from a computer motherboard. Both 11 by 14 and both $150. Ryan illustrated the first volume of the first all-Indian superhero comic book: Tribal Force. The last image, is by Apache artist Doug Miles, a man of considerable talent and depth and commitment. Google him: you’ll be knocked out by his work. 22 by 15 inches. $200.

My apologies for the glare on this lovely painting by Harrison Begay (1917-2012) of a grandmother being shown a weaving done by one of her granddaughters. Image area: 13 by 17 inches. $1600.

In the middle is a monotype by Navajo artist Aaron Freeland. Paper size: 22 by 15 inches. $200..

At far right is an acrylic painting by Beverly Blacksheep. She adds sand to her paints to give them a texture and added dimension. Framed: 17.25 by 14.25 inches. $350.(TUCSON)

 

This pair of serigraphs was done around 1960, taken from an ink and water color by the remarkable regional artist Mac Schweitzer (non-Indian).. "Mac" stood for Mary Alice Cox and was the nickname by which this talented artist was known. This is, in my mind, the best representations of the Zuni Shalako ceremony. 43.5 by 16 inches. Currently available unframed.

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Bert Seabourn is a non-Indian artist who has received much acclaim for his work. His awards and recognitions include:

  • 1976 - Master Artist designation by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum

  • 1981- Governor’s Arts Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council

  • 1997 - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

  • 2009 - Paseo Arts Association Lifetime Achievement Award

This lithograph, entitled Morning Whispers, was created in 1979. #9 in an edition of only 30, it measure 30 by 22 inches. $600.

A classic example of the work of the late J.D. Roybal (1922-1978) of San Ildefonso Pueblo. It represents a Corn Dance, with two koshares present. Image area: 19 by 14 inches. $2200.

A remarkable and remarkably early RC Gorman original. The watercolor and ink of the woman grinding corn was painted about 1965/6and was illustrated in my father's first book Southwest Indian Arts & Crafts, published in Spring of 1966. Image area: 21 by 20 inches. In its original frame. $9,000. 

The acrylic to the right was painted by Kiowa artist Parker Boyiddle (1947-2007) in 1982. It is entitled “Through Saynday’s Eyes”. Saynday is the central figure of Winter-Telling Stories and is a combination of trickster and hero. Image area 29 by 23 inches. $7500.