"Breadmaker", 1988, Signed Lithograph | by R.C. Gorman

$3,200.00Price

No. 22 in an edition of 225

37 1/4" x 29 1/2"

Framed (price not adjusted for frame) 45 1/8 x 37 1/2"

Includes origianl paperwork from Origins Press, signed by Peter Holmes

Please note: there is some slight damage on the bottom corners (visible in photos) from previous framing.

 

 

Breadmaker is a multicolor lithograph pulled on Arches Covered Buff measuring 29 1/2" x 37 1/2" in an edition of 225 impressions. The release date is April 15, 1988.

 

R.C. Gorman's "Breadmakeer" depicts a woman placing unleaven dough in an earthen orno at a pueblo. The woman will place a wooden or flagstone cover over the opening of the orno to maintain a suitable heat. The orno is used primarily for baking bread, but meat or fowl can also be cooked in it. Pueblo people have used the orno for over 400 years and it is thought to be an adaptation of Spanish design.

 

Mr Gorman has used subtle tones in color and shadow to dramatically contract teh woman against the sun baked earth. 

 

 

Hallmarks (pictured)

  • Signed & dated in the lower left "R.C. Gorman 1988"
  • Edition number and size in lower right "22/225"
  • Artist mark pressed on lower center-left
  • Printers mark press on lower center-right
  • Origins Press release notes and authenitcation papers signed by Peter Holmes

 

 

 

  • R.C. Gorman | July 27, 1931 - November 3, 2005

    Called "The Picasso of American Indian Art" by The New York Times, my uncle, R.C. Gorman, was a prolific and highly acclaimed artist.

    Born on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Chinle, Arizona to Carl Gorman and Adele Brown, R.C. had humble beginnings. He was the first to recieve a scholarship from the Navajo Nation to study internationally. He attended art school in Mexico City where he learned the art of lithography from master printer, Jose Sanchez.

     

    R.C. Moved to Taos in 1967. He had been showing his work at the Manchester Gallery and in 1968, he purchased the Manchester Gallery and turned it into the Navajo Gallery - the very first Native American owned art gallery.

     

    Over the next 4 decades R.C.'s fame and acclaim grew. In 1973 he was the only living artist to be included in the “Masterworks of the American Indian" show held at Metropolitan Museum in New York City. One of his works was selected to be the cover of the exhibit's catalog. Perhaps best known for his colorful and vibrant depictions of Native Life, particularly of Native Women, R.C.'s art pays homage to his roots. His carreer span many mediums and styles.

     

    Today, Taos celebrates R.C. legacy with an annual R.C. Gorman Days in July. 

     

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