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Catalog Number CAS 2017-0003-0004   CAS 2017-0003-0004; Poster
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Poster
Culture Luiseño
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
Other Geographic Data
Maker's Name Fritz Scholder (1937 - 2005)
Date of Manufacture 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Paper; Ink
Description Color poster: “Santa Fe Festival of the Arts October 7-22, 1977”; Image consists of background of primarily beige with the upper 1/3 a bright blue, suggesting a dessert landscape; In the foreground a man stands facing forward, left arm bent across his chest and holding a blue blanket around the left side of his body; The blue blanket covers him almost entirely, with only hair, face, and left foot visible; His black hair flows out to his right; Black shadows obscure his right side, suggesting a shadow cast by the blanket blowing in wind; His shadow can be seen in the lower right corner of the image; Image is very similar to the artist’s 1973 “Santa Fe Indian” although that piece is the opposite configuration, with the shadow on the figure’s left side, and variations in color; Signed in plate, lower left; Signed and dated “10.9.77” by the artist in pen lower right.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 63.3, Thickness = 0.1, Length = 81.3