Polacca #6

Polacca #6

2001
Artist
Dan Namingha, Hopi, American, born May 1, 1950
Born: Polacca, AZ
Work Locations: New Mexico
Active Dates: 1972 -
Culture
Hopi
Country
United States
painting
Acrylic paint on canvas
Gift of The Douglas Society
2002.2

Dan Namingha (Hopi, born 1950), Polacca #6, 2001. Acrylic paint on canvas; 60 x 48 x 1 ½ in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Douglas Society, 2002.2

Dimensions
height: 60 in, 152.4000 cm; width: 48 in, 121.9200 cm; depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.8100 cm
Inscription
"Namingha" on painting bottom right. "Polacca 6" @ 2001 Dan Namingha" on stretcher. "Albert Natonabah Studio Services" top edge right. AC1031
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
Dan Namingha comes from a family of distinguished artists. His great-great-grandmother was the famous potter Nampeyo, and many of his relatives are accomplished potters and carvers. As an abstract painter, Namingha seeks to transform images from his native experience into abstract, almost minimal forms. In Polacca #6, he incorporates the distinct silhouette of First Mesa, near Polacca on the Hopi reservation in Arizona, into a vivid abstraction of land and sky.

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