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When I was in DC last week I went to the new(ish) Museum of the Native American. Apparently it’s known to DC locals for it’s food (yes–tamale, pickled sweet potatoes and some quinoa fabulousness), but we also saw a Fritz Scholder exhibit. I’d never heard of him but his work is striking. It’s rare that someone pulls off the identity/self/ethnicity paradox stuff. The theme can easily become quite mawkish and hokey if not done well. Scholder did it well.

Mad Indian No. 3

Mad Indian No. 3

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American Landscape (State 1) 1976

American Landscape (State 1)

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Untitled (Blood and Diet Coke)

Untitled (Diet Coke and Blood) 2001

Um, yeah, you read the medium correctly.

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 Galloping Indian after Leigh, 1978

Galloping Indian After Leigh (This one’s at the Autry)

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