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Apsáalooke Feminist #1

Apsáalooke Feminist #1

Artist: Wendy Red Star (American, Apsáalooke, born 1981)
Date: 2016
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
41 × 34 in. (104.1 × 86.4 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.13
Description
Posing for this picture are the artist and her daughter Beatrice, aged eight. Red Star says in a 2014 taped interview that she made the images in this series in response to photographs of Native Americans by Edward Curtis. Choosing to photograph women, instead of the men he generally photographed, the artist and her daughter adopted what she considers classic portrait poses. She and her daughter are dressed in their Crow ceremonial garb (dresses, shawls, footwear) and brought other objects related to their ancestry into their living room in Portland, Oregon, for the shoot. Red Star notes that the Crow people are particularly known for their love of color, which accounts for her making these such vividly colorful images.
On view