Signed 1987 POSTER by R.C. Gorman

Signed 1987 POSTER by R.C. Gorman


Western Graphics and Houston Fine Arts poster “Chili Peppers” - Signed in pencil lower right.


27 1/8” x 31” poster size
22 1/4” x 28 1/4” image size

Option to frame

Unframed: $460
Framed: $550

This is one of the most sought after images of RC. It was used as the cover for his first book RC GORMAN THE GRAPHIC WORKS. The original lithograph can realize $12,000 or more. A signed poster in this condition can also fetch a good price.



R.C. Hand-Signed this poster in the lower-right.


Text reads:

(Visible when framed)

"R.C. GORMAN: Chili Peppers. Reproduced from an original lithograph. Published by Taos Editions, Ltd., in association with Western Graphics Workshop, Inc. and Houston Fine Arts Press. ©Copyright by Toas Editions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved" [small print below image]

(behind frame when framed)

"R.C. Gorman" [large print below image, right]

"The Graphic Works" [large print below image, left]



  • 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.

  • Notes on Condition

    Good-excellent condition. Small tear (pictured near signature) with a few light creases. No fading. No yellowing.

    The whole poster is contained in the frame (uncut). No adhesives used on the original poster, it is held in place with corner tabs. The mat window shows the entire image with a 1/4" border and shows the small text below the image, but hides the large print text on the lower boarder.

  • The Posters

    R.C.'s work continues to touch the hearts of all sorts of people. R.C. coming from humble beginings , liked to make his work available to everyone. R.C. authorized many posters with his artwork to promote events in and around Taos, gallery openings, and significant dates for the Navajo Gallery and his partners.

    In the years since his passing, there have been some unauthorized posters produced and made available. They can be diffucult to distinguish from the other posters. Rather than try to sort all this out, I almost exclusively get posters signed by R.C.