Steve's Insider Info
This is where we at Turkey Mountain Traders can take the time to give our clients and friends a glimpse into how we look at the art we sell.
Every month, we'll look at one topic in depth, and readers will learn about what technical aspects are important, how we separate the good from the great, and what makes something important culturally, historically and artistically.
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This month...Indian Modernism--The Thunderbird Shop, The White Hogan and the Navajo Guild
In conjunction with our Heard Market event, we produced a brochure highlighting the three main centers of Modernist silverwork in the Indian Southwest during the 1935-1965 period. Some of the finest silverwork ever made in the region was produced in those three enterprises, by masters such as Frank Patania Sr., Kenneth Begay, the Kee brothers, Joe H. Quintana, Julian Lovato, Lewis Lomay and others.
The brochure is reproduced below in PDF format--we hope it proves informative and enjoyable for everyone.
For anyone interested in learning more about Frank Patania Sr. and the Thunderbird Shop, we highly recommend Shari Watson Miller's outstanding article, which can be accessed here.
And for more information on the White Hogan and the Kee family, including Kenneth Begay, Anthony Kee (the son of George Kee) has put together a highly informative and interesting website, which can be accessed here.