Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

War is Heck
2002

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Date
2002

Classification
Prints

Medium
Lithograph, photolithograph and collage

Dimensions
Sheet: 58 9/16 × 57 5/8in. (148.7 × 146.4 cm)

Accession number
2006.287

Edition
1/10 | 4 TPs, BAT

Publication
Printed and published by P.R.I.N.T. Press

Credit line
Gift of Dorothee Peiper-Riegraf and Hinrich Peiper

Rights and reproductions
Courtesy the artist and the Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

War is Heck, a lithograph, contains a medley of imagery and sources that reflects the cross-cultural experiences of its maker. Jaune Quick-To-See Smith’s paintings and prints fuse the aesthetic of traditional Native American art with the fractured forms of modern European and American artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, and Robert Rauschenberg. Here, for example, an outline of a horse—a frequent subject of Smith’s, and one that alludes to her background—dominates, but images of a soldier, an American flag, and a newspaper headline about war expand the work’s referential scope. Smith’s technique reinforces her theme: the multilayered process of chine-collé functions as an allegory for the convergence of different cultures.  




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