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Marvin Toddy Oil Painting  In October 1982 I had a pinon nut buying setup.  Marvin stopped by to see what I was doing.  I told him about our history with pinon nuts.  He saw all of the sacks around the room and mentioned that he had never done a painting about pinons.  I said that if he did, I would like to see it.  On Christmas Eve he rang to bell at the back of our sports shop.  He had just finished this painting.  It was still wet.  It depicts a Navajo family set up with a pinon camp.  I talk about our pinon activity in A Good Trade. In the late 80s Marvin lost feeling in his right hand.  He retrained himself to paint with his left hand.   23" x 30"                     $3,495


Litho by Neal David depicting Koshare kachinas chasing a chicken.  The Koshare is a clown whose responsibility it is to entertain  the Hopi people during ceremony interludes.  Their entertainment is sometimes considered by outsiders as lewd and vulgar.      14/100                                                               $495

Lowell Talashoma Litho depicting the beginning of the Bean Dance Ceremony in which the kachinas return back to the Hopi people.  These two kachinas are only seen at this time.  Eototo is the white kachina and the most sacred of all kachinas.  He sprinkles sacred corn meal over the design made by his "lieutenant", Aholi, who pours sacred water on the design.  Following this they do not appear again until the next year.     90/100                       $895

Neil David Litho depicting the emergence of the kachinas from the San Franciso Peak,  It occurs in February as the kachinas once again return to the Hopi people where they will reside until they return in July..  It is the occasion of the Bean Dance in which many kachinas appear.        52/75                                                             $895

In the late 70s artist Mike Vogal had a print studio in Albuquerque.  With the help of Bruce McKee, we enlisted Neil David, Wallace Youvella, and Lowel Talashoma to come to Albuquerque and learn lithography and etching.  They spent a week working on their first such creations.  Neil didn't come back for a year to sign his lithos.  More examples of their great talent.  They are all cousins.

Neil David pen & ink created in 1969.  Neil is a self-taught artist who had tutelage with the famous Hopi artist, Fred Kabotie.  Neil was one of the four founding artists of Artist Hopid.​ Framed 17 1/2"  x 23".                                                                                                     $295

Hopi Shalako Pen  & Ink by Neal David  Neil is a well-known, talented Hopi artist. This was done in 1969, which was the year that I first met him.  The Hopis do not have a Shalako Ceremony as do the Zunis.  However, there are many Hopi kachinas that honor figures from other tribes.  17 1/2" x 23"                                                $295

Zuni Shalako scene by Elrod Sanchez.  This is the most complete scene I have seen that depicts the final day of the Shalako Ceremony.  It is the gathering of deities prior to the Shalako race on Sunday afternoon.  Towayalene Mountain is in the background as it is in reality.  I used this painting in my book, Shalako Ceremony at Zuni Pueblo.  Each deity is explained in the book. Behind the Shalako dieties are Zuni men that make up the chorus.  They dress with head bands and Pendleton blankets.  Painted in 1985.  19" x 28" with frame.                                                                             $1,495

Duane Dishta Zuni Artist.  Each painting is 9" x 18".  Each depicts the Longhair Kachina. The paintings were done in 1988.  I had the two framed together on a suede background.  Duane passed away in 2011.                                                        $1,800

Elk hide painted by Duane Dishta  In 1992 I obtained a native tanned elk hide in Montana.  I took the hide to Duane Dishta in Zuni and asked that he paint a nice Shalako scene on the hide, which he did.  This painting won Best in Class and 1st Place at the 1993 Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial.  Later that year I sent the piece to a special exhibit at the Save the Childdren Foundation in Connecticutt. Unfortunately, they lost the award ribbons.  It is arcylic on a 44" x 44" hide.   It depicts the six shalako deities approaching the village in December.  Each is accompanied by a priest.  The priests wear headbands and wrap themselves in Pendleton blankets.                                                                                        ​$4,500

Zuni Shalako deity Acrylic on flagstone rock by Daryl Shack, son of noted Zuni silversmith Bobbie Shack.  Daryl is also a silversmith and fetish carver.  The stone is 12" x 20" on a suede-like background.  The frame is 20" x 28"  $395

​Indian Art