Aquatint Etching “Acoma Rooster” by Helen Hardin

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Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: aquatint etching on Fabriano Rosaspina Cream Paper
  • Size:
    12-1/4” x 17-3/8” image;
    21-1/4” x 25-1/2” framed
  • Item # C3999K
  • Price: $4,500.00

Photo of Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce. Image Source:  the photo copies (of original polaroid’s) of Helen Hardin appear courtesy of the photographer.A truly beautiful image, of the Acoma foliate-avian tradition, printed in ochre, blue, and red against a hand-wiped background plate on cream paper. This work depicts the Acoma parrot (though titled as a rooster) perched atop an elaborate spray of foliage and intense blossoms and unopened floral buds. Beautifully balanced and etched with a suggestive, searching line with hatching and interior embellishments; charming and enchanting with superb color handling and sensitivity of line or mark.

The etching was begun on June 1, 1981 and completed on July 15, 1981.  The master printer was Ricardo C. Ximenes at El Cerro Graphics in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The shop mark is on lower left, the printer’s mark is on lower right and the artist Helen Hardin's Native name, Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh , her Little Standing Spruce cartouche and her initials HH, appear in lower right. There were 65 Arabic numbered in the edition.  This is numbered A/P, which stands for Artist Proof.  There were six of those printed and presented to the artist for her personal distribution.


Artist Signature - Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce

Condition: this Aquatint Etching "Acoma Rooster" by Helen Hardin appears to be in original condition

Provenance: from the estate of a former client from Colorado

Recommended Reading:  Changing Woman: The Life and Art of Helen Hardin by Jay Scott

Photo of Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce. Image Source: the photo copies (of original polaroid's) of Helen Hardin appear courtesy of the photographer.

Relative Links: Helen HardinSanta Clara PuebloPablita VelardeNative American symbolsNative American Paintings, Acoma Pueblo

Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium: aquatint etching on Fabriano Rosaspina Cream Paper
  • Size:
    12-1/4” x 17-3/8” image;
    21-1/4” x 25-1/2” framed
  • Item # C3999K
  • Price: $4,500.00

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