Project DescriptionDescription: Acrylic on paper, 76.2 x 57.8 cm. Signed and dated 'Namingha/©1990--signed and dated again (on the reverse)
Catalogue note: One of the most acclaimed Native American artists working today, Dan Namingha paints and sculpts images of his homeland and people. He studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe, and the American Academy of Art in Chicago."Through a process of fragmentation and assembly, I visually condense my subject matter to convey the greatest artistry with minimal elements. I see myself as a kind of bridge between worlds trying to find that centreline of balance...” A member of the Hopi-Tewa member of the Hopi Tribe, his heritage inspires his work, which explores connections between physical and the spirit world and includes of Hopi symbolism.Namingha is strongly influenced by the works of Jackson Pollack, Adolph Gottlieb, Michelangelo, Vincent Van Gogh, and Norman Rockwell. The artist is constantly challenging himself to try new styles, representation, abstraction and minimalism in the creation of his work.The artist's work is held in collections of the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University in Massachusetts, the Heard Museum in Arizona and the British Royal Collection in London, the Dahlem Museum Berlin in Germany.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 17035, Lot 135, Invoice no. DB19011611. Nimán Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico| Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1990
Catalogue no.: 2019P0244-DN