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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Acheff, William
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
photographs 3 pipe bag 2 Red Cloud 9 still life 3 Curtis, Edward S. Invocation--Sioux
Date:
1984
Dimensions:
H: 40 in, width: 22 in, Frame height: 46.75 in, Frame width: 28.75 in
Title:
Sacred Smoke
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan and Cindy Horn
Gloss:
Acheff's art training led him to master the style of trompe l'oeil (fool the eye), exemplified in this painting. Portrayed realistically in this still-life arrangement are a Sioux pipe bag with beadwork and porcupine quills and two E.S. Curtis photographs: Red Cloud--Ogalala, a portrait of a Sioux leader, and Invocation--Sioux, a suppliant standing at a sacred rock and calling for divine revelation.
Inscription:
LR: (copyright mark) written on backing, ULC: Wm. Acheff 1984/ "Sacred Smoke"/ 40 x 22 [label, top center:] ARTIST William Acheff/ TITLE "Sacred Smoke"/ SIZE AND MEDIUM 40 x 22", oil, & dated 1984/ SIGNED lower right STOCK NO (right side of label) J.N. BARTFIELD GALLERIES/ 45 West 57th Street/ New York, N.Y. 10019/ (212) 753-1830 [written just below center left of backing:] Prints: E.S. Curtis
Signed:
LR: Wm Acheff 1984
Accession Number:
8.99

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