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Woman Tourist Photographing Indian and Dog

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Woman Tourist Photographing Indian and Dog

Artist: Andy Anderson (American, 1893 - 1960)

Medium: carved wood, hand-painted
Dimensions:
Base: 11 3/8 x 10 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches (28.9 x 27.6 x 14.6 cm)
Classification: Sculptures
Signed: Andy (back of woman and American Indian)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 21.6.20
Accession Number: 1965.1.510
Label Text:Anderson used his woodcarvings to inject humor into Western art. His rough-hewn style of carving matched the broad caricatures he created. In this work, he depicted a common occurrence in the Southwest. A tourist seeks a photograph of an “authentic” Indian. Yet Anderson’s depiction of the jewelry-laden sightseer raises a question. Who is the more exotic character here?

Provenance: H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
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