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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Amiotte, Arthur 6
Descriptions
Collage 5 acrylic 20
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
car 8 Standing Bear 3 U.S. Flag 10 Oklahomans Plains Indian women
Date:
1996
Dimensions:
Image height: 18 in, Image width: 23.875 in, Frame height: 21 in, Frame width: 27 in
Title:
The Visitors from Oklahoma
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss
Gloss:
Amiotte synthesizes layers of photographs, text and painted images into a narrative collage in which multiple events occur simultaneously. The painted figures echo traditional Plains Indian ledger art, and their juxtaposition with family photographs and written words presents a record of Lakota as well as family history. The automobile, a symbol of modernity and change, is a recurring image in Amiotte's collages. The artist notes that the fifty year in Sioux history from 1880 to 1930 was "a period when drastic cultural change and adaptation were taking place . . ."
Inscription:
in image:This is that time those Witapahatu came from/over there. They call that place Oklahoma. [markings] This is how Standing Bear/drew his name. [LR]: Our Father Mato Naji said/they sure were happy. [LL]: Mato Naji [collage newspaper] HAPPY HOURS/Vol. XXXV MONTHLY/Whole No. 512 Augusta, Maine, July 1913 Price 40 cents for three years No. 3
Signed:
llc: Arthur Amiotte 96 (copyright symbol)
Accession Number:
16.96.1

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