- Diego Romero, Cochiti, American, 1964 -
- Born: Berkeley, CA
- Work Locations: Cochiti pueblo
- Active Dates: 1986- present
Clay and paint
Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern
Diego Romero (Cochiti), Bar Flies, 1995. Clay and paint; 5⅝ x 12⅞ in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Virginia Vogel Mattern
Dimensionsheight: 5 5/8 in, 14.2875 cm; diameter: 12 7/8 in, 32.7025 cm
Inscriptionon exteriror rim: "Diego Romero Cochiti Bar Flies 95"
CollectionIndigenous Arts of North America
“The figures are metaphors for Indian people in the 20th century and they evoke the dichotomy of being a traditional Native in the contemporary world, where Indians watch the Super Bowl, but when feasts roll around they’re out dancing in kilts.” Inspired by prehistoric Mimbres narrative-style pottery and recent comic book art, Diego Romero frames his political commentary within the circular confines of bowls.
Known ProvenanceCreated 1995 by the artist; purchased 1995 from Santa Fe Indian Market by Virginia Vogel Mattern; gifted 2003 to the Denver Art Museum