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Special Value Offer: Bronze Sculpture “Kachina Symbolism I”

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Dan Namingha (1950- )
  • Category: Bronze Sculpture and other Carving
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Size: 18” height x 18” width
  • Item # C3769A
  • Price: $10,000.00

Special Value Offer: we have been authorized to offer this bronze at a 1/3rd price reduction from $15,000 to $10,000.

Dan Namingha is well-known as a painter but he has a strong presence in bronze sculpture as well.  His sculptures have been executed in wood and bronze.  In the 1990s he formulated a series of bronze sculptures relating to Kachinas.  He executed a series of bronze sculptures entitled Kachina Symbolism.  This sculpture measures approximately 18 x 18 inches, with a pedestal that is 6-1/8” deep.  A very similar larger one was cast in 1997 at 50 x 48 x 16 inches.

This bronze was cast in an edition of 12 and this is number 6 of the edition.  There is no date stamped on the bronze but it was cast in 1994 at Shidoni Foundry in Santa Fe.

Namingha introduced negative space for the first time in the Kachina Symbolism series.  He says the negative space counterbalances the solid form of the sculpture.  The kachina faces are in partial form with the eye as a horizontal negative space.  There are two rectangular eyes on the left and another two on the right.  Three of the masks are rectangular and one is a semi-circle.

The bronze is signed Namingha and numbered 6 of 12 in lower right. The bronze is signed Namingha and numbered 6 of 12 in lower right.  A hardback copy of the book The Art of Dan Namingha accompanies the bronze.

 

Condition: original condition

Recommended Reading: The Art of Dan Namingha by Thomas Hoving

Provenance: from the estate of a client from Colorado

Namingha introduced negative space for the first time in the Kachina Symbolism series.  He says the negative space counterbalances the solid form of the sculpture.  The kachina faces are in partial form with the eye as a horizontal negative space.  There are two rectangular eyes on the left and another two on the right.  Three of the masks are rectangular and one is a semi-circle.

Dan Namingha (1950- )
  • Category: Bronze Sculpture and other Carving
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Size: 18” height x 18” width
  • Item # C3769A
  • Price: $10,000.00

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