Land O Bucks, Land O Fakes, Land O Lakes

Land O Bucks, Land O Fakes, Land O Lakes

2006
Artist
David P. Bradley, Chippewa, Lakota, American, 1954-
Born: Eureka, CA
Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM
Culture
Chippewa
Country
United States
sculpture
Acrylic paint on paper over wood
Native Arts acquisition funds
2010.396

David Bradley, Land O Bucks, Land O Fakes, Land O Lakes, 2006. Acrylic paint on paper over wood; 16 x 16 x 31 ½ in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition fund, 2010.396. © David Bradley. Photography © Denver Art Museum. 

Dimensions
height: 16 in, 40.6400 cm; width: 16 in, 40.6400 cm; length: 31.5 in, 80.0100 cm
Inscription
Signed "David Bradley copyright symbol", BR on proper left side.
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America

© David Bradley

David Bradley reformulates pop imagery such as this Land O'Lakes butter box —found in American Grocery stores— to combat cultural myths and the treatment of Native Americans. In his own words: 

"For five hundred years, American Indians have had everything taken from them. One of the last valuable things the own is their identity. Now that Indian identity has become a marketable commodity, it is being taken, as well."