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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bama, James 21
Descriptions
oil on board 132
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Indian 729 Rick Williams
Date:
1975
Dimensions:
H: 23.875 in, W: 18 in, Frame height: 32.25 in, Frame width: 26.25 in
Title:
A Young Oglala Sioux
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Gloss:
Bama paints contemporary young Indians such as Rick Williams "as being part of two worlds, part modern mainstream culture and part reservation Indian." Using a seamless technique to render an exquisitely realistic portrait, Bama presents his subject against a cracked and worn wall to reinforce the idea that Williams is a modern Indian living in a white man's world.
Inscription:
verso: "A YOUNG OGALALLA SIOUX"/ 23 7/8 X 18" [Label:] JAMES BAMA EXHIBITION/ University of Nebraska-Lincoln/ Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery/ May 10-June 15, 1980/ A Young Ogalalla Sioux/ Mrs. Robert Chastain/ 18/ 24/ Acrylic Gesso Panel/ (copyright mark) JAMES E. BAMA 1975/ REPRODUCTION RTS. RES. [label on frame:] COE KERR GALLERY, INC./ 49 EAST 82ND STREET/ NEW YORK/ N.Y. 10028/ ARTIST James Bama/ TITLE "Young Ogalalla Sioux"/ MEDIUM 23-7/8 x 18"/ Oil on panel
Remarks:
The backgrouind of the painting is a wall in Fromberg, Wyoming that the artist photographed (from a conversation with the artist 08 06 2010 - AMD).
Signed:
LRC: Bama 1975
Accession Number:
26.97

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