Jun 05, 2008 - Sale 2148

Sale 2148 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 570
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) King, Jeff; Campbell, Joseph; and Oakes, Maud. Where the Two Came to their Father: A Navajo War Ceremonial. 18 silkscreen plates, 457 x 610 mm, some light marginal edge wear. Folio, plates loose as issued in cloth portfolio, some wear and dampstaining along bottom portion, cloth ties broken, top and bottom flaps missing. New York: Pantheon, [1943]

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first edition. The prints represent stages of a ceremony that had once been performed for warriors about to go on raiding parties, but later evolved into a rite for holistic health. The images were originally created as sand paintings by Jeff King, a 75-year-old Navajo singer who performed the rite. These silkscreens are faithful reproductions of his images. with--accompanying text booklet with explanatory text by Campbell and Oakes. 4to, wrappers. Bollingen Series I.